Confusions and Connections
The Colossus VR Experience
Written August 1, 2017
Colossus VR experience
Remote access to museum displays takes on a new dimension Immersive virtual reality technologies are bringing the story of the world’s first electronic computer Colossus and the breaking of Lorenz Hitler’s most secret cipher to a wider public. The Colossus VR experience is being revealed to visitors throughout The National Museum ...more

Relaxed Openings for people with autism
The ‘relaxed openings’ initiative for people with autism and their families at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park has just been boosted by a Museums and Heritage Prize. The prize money will be used to further develop the Museum as an autism-friendly venue, especially through the creation of a ...more

TNMOC-EDSAC computer re-created, 26th June, 2013.Photo by John Robertson, 2013. Dr Andrew Herbert OBE has taken over the chairmanship of The National Museum of Computing from Andy Clark, who has stood down after six years in the role but will continue as a trustee of the museum. Dr Herbert has spent his ...more

Anyone can now have a 3D virtual tour of two early computing galleries at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park thanks to the 3D, 360-degree photography application developed by Venue View Virtual Tours. Viewers can move around the galleries looking at the machines and their descriptions with the added ...more

Making IT Work, the first-ever international conference of computer conservationists, was held last week across two UK venues which have led the world in the developing discipline. Computer Conservation Society Conference at The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley, 23-05-2017.Photos by John Robertson for TNMOC Organised by The National Museum of Computing ...more

Margaret Sale, trustee at The National Museum of Computing, has been honoured with a Point of Light award by No 10 Downing Street for ensuring that the contribution of the wartime work at Bletchley Park is not forgotten. The full announcement can be seen below. Margaret Sale, from Milton Keynes, is a ...more

Lorenz SZ42
HMGCC to partner TNMOC in reconstructing the missing German wartime cipher machine motor A radio appeal has found a crack team to reconstruct the missing motor of an extremely rare Lorenz SZ42 on long-term loan to The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC). The Museum is eager to display the Lorenz with ...more

MegaProcessor arrives in Cambridge
Written December 4, 2016
This ground-breaking machine, the MegaProcessor, was switched on and handed over to the Centre’s trustees at a special ceremony on November 24, 2016. It has flooded the foyer area with thousands of twinkling red LED lights just in time for Christmas! Building the MegaProcessor has cost its Cambridge creator, James Newman, ...more

Cambridge’s First VR E-Sports Event
Written November 26, 2016
Meet the Guys Behind RIGS – PlayStation’s VR Debut – at Cambridge’s First VR E-Sports Event The Centre for Computing History is all set to host Cambridge’s first VR E-Sports Event on Tuesday 29 November. Visitors on the evening will be able to experience the PlayStation Pro and PS VR. With RIGS: Mechanized ...more

When programming was physical
Written November 20, 2016
Interactive 1950’s computer programming reconstruction from Germany wins 2016 Tony Sale Award The 2016 Tony Sale Award for computer conservation has been won by the Heinz-Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) for its evocative and educational reconstruction showing how ENIAC, one of the first electronic computers, was programmed. The Tony Sale Award, managed by ...more

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