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THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF COMPUTING

[fa icon="calendar"] 23-May-2013 15:03:00 / by Entropy Gang

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Wow. We just came back from a little field trip (about a 2 minute walk) to The National Museum of Computing - one of the benefits of being based here at Bletchley Park - and wow - talk about geek heaven! Our hearts are all a flutter over here.  

While the antique punchcard systems were cool and all - the (all working and available to play with!) computers from the 70's and 80's were the huge highlight. We're talking full one-on-one time with an Apple Lisa, IIc, IIe, Newton, an entire room of Acorns, BBC Micros, Sinclairs, Amstrads...do we have to keep going here? We even got to play a round of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on the original Macintosh. Breathe....

One comes away from an hour or so at TNMOC and wonders how on earth this place isn't more popular. For starters - the museum only really runs two days a week - Thursday/Sunday - but that's hopefully set to improve with more volunteers coming on. But even with two days a week - the word is definitely getting out...

If you have even a remote interest in computers - or like us, were (and ahem...still are) massive geek kids in the 70's and 80's - it's an absolute must.

If you come - stop by and see us in Block E. We're looking to start a little Apple Newton museum of our own here...

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