Confusions and Connections
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 ...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 ...more
The National Museum of Computing put on a request in June 2015 for people to help them fix their collection of BBC Micros. They answered the call and helped get ...more
Colossus’ home from the air
Written August 20, 2015
An operator of Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer, came to her wartime workplace to fly a drone in one of the many pop-up events of the Summer Bytes Festival ...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 ...more
Cyber Ready Girls’ Day
Written March 20, 2016
Preparing girls for career opportunities in the digital age Over 40 girls from across five London secondary schools joined forces this week to attend a Cyber Ready Girls’ Day, run by ...more
EDSAC and men in sheds
Written December 8, 2015
The Reading workshop time capsule recreating one of the world’s first electronic computers A home workshop in Reading is today playing a vital role in the reconstruction of EDSAC, the Cambridge ...more
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 ...more
a real Lorenz SZ42 at TNMOC
Virtual Lorenz revealed in tribute to Bill Tutte and wartime codebreakers A Virtual Lorenz that can be used by anyone wanting to experience sending and receiving top secret Second World War ...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 ...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 ...more
The ICL 2966 computer at The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, UK. Photo by John Robertson for TNMoC. A couple of days ago I received the below news. The ...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, ...more
Mei Roberts signing books.
Launch of the Lorenz book at The National Museum of Computing Capt Jerry Roberts’ autobiography Lorenz, telling the inside story of the breaking of Hitler’s most secret cipher, has been launched ...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 ...more
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Save Bletchley Park Campaign and The National Museum of Computing pays tribute to all those campaigners and specially to Margaret Sale, thought ...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 ...more
Sending the elevator back down
Written November 4, 2015
Last week, a dinner in the House of Lords was hosted by Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones in support of the activities of The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) and Cyber Security ...more
James Mayo has joined the board of trustees at The National Museum of Computing. An executive leader in the IT sector, James has 25 years of international sales, marketing and business ...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 ...more

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