Confusions and Connections
EDSAC veterans rekindle memories
Written September 7, 2016
Life working with one of the world’s first general purpose computers was brought vividly to life when EDSAC veterans visited The National Museum of Computing to see the latest stage of the reconstruction of the 1950’s Cambridge University computer. The original computer was the first to enter service at a University ...more

The Summer Bytes festival at The National Museum of Computing has had a flurry of strange requests from across the globe. Self-confessed scavengers have wanted to perform an obscure but simple calculation on any pre-1970 computer. With the world’s largest collection of working pre-1970 computers, TNMOC has been able to help ...more

Fun, games and learning at The National Museum of Computing every afternoon 30 July to 28 August The month-long Summer Bytes Festival starts at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park on 30 July 2016. Open every afternoon from noon until 5pm, the Festival has fun and learning in store ...more

The Breaking of Lorenz
Written June 6, 2016
Colossus veterans see the whole process at The National Museum of Computing Side-by-side: the Lorenz SZ42 used in Germany-occupied territories and the reconstructed Tunny machine that decrypted the messages at Bletchley. For the first time ever, all the equipment used in making and breaking Lorenz, Hitler’s most secret cipher, was demonstrated with ...more

How the 1980’s hack of Prince Philip’s mailbox led to UK anti-hacking legislation The archive of a hacking case that made computing legal history in the UK and changed all our lives has been deposited at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) by Robert Schifreen, the ‘white hat’ at the centre ...more

The full story of the pinnacle of Bletchley Park code-breaking from encrypt to decrypt 1940’s cutting edge crypto technology revealed at The National Museum of Computing Colossus vets Betty O’Connell and Irene Dixon Handover of a Hitler’s most secret cipher machine, the Lorenz Completes unique and full of equipment at TNMOC telling the Breaking ...more

Britain’s first mass-produced business computer goes on display at The National Museum of Computing More than 60 years after it was first revealed to the public, Britain’s first mass-produced business computer, the Hollerith Electronic Computer (HEC), is now on display at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) on Bletchley Park. Dr Raymond ...more

From sci-fi to sci-fact Easter Bytes: the biggest and best Bytes festival yet at The National Museum of Computing Every afternoon, 12 noon to 5pm, 25 March – 10 April 2016 There is fun for all the family at Easter Bytes Festival at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park with technology ...more

This is an amazing find and only after a few months of searching.  The lost Portrait of a dead WITCH (Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell).  I will let the story of the discover be told by TNMoC themselves in the below press release A rare portrait of an early ...more

Ada Lovelace competition winners meet operators of Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer Three winners of the Fascinating Ada Competition designed to inspire female students about careers in computing received their prizes at Oxford University and their entries have now been published online. Left to right: Amelia Doran, Betty O’Connell, Ada Maisie ...more

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