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A trip to the National Computing Museum at Bletchley House

Hi All,

Together with the BCS, Social Tech Group can now confirm the revised date for this meetup - on 16th September 2012.

The even better news is that this trip will only cost you £16 to join us on a coach departing Reading at 9am, stopping off in Oxford and then on to Bletchley Park for 11am. We will then have until 4pm to view Bletchley Park and the National Computing Museum.

Included in the price will be the coach trip, a tour of the museum and also coffee/tea/biscuits when we arrive. However, at this low price we cannot provide lunch, so please bring a packed lunch with you.

More information coming soon,

Many thanks for your patience,

Anthony.

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The Museum

The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) located at Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the largest collection of functional historic computers in Europe, including a rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic programmable computer.

The National Museum of Computing is a separate entity to the Bletchley Park Trust, but all visitors to the Park can visit TNMOC, when it is open, for a modest charge. Visitors coming to TNMOC only need not pay the Bletchley Park entrance fee.

TNMOC enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the mainframes of the 1960s and 1970s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s. New working exhibits are regularly unveiled and the public can already view a rebuilt and fully operational Colossus, the restoration of the Harwell Dekatron / WITCH computer, an ICL 2966, one of the workhorse mainframes computers of the 1980s, many of the earliest desktops of the 1980s and 1990s, plus the NPL Technology of the Internet Gallery. In June 2010 TNMOC hosted Britain’s first-ever Vintage Computer Festival.

Funders of the Museum include Bletchley Park Capital Partners, CreateOnline, Ceravision, InsightSoftware.com, PGP Corporation, IBM, NPL, HP Labs, BCS, Black Marble, and the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire.

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  • David N.

    Really interesting, particularly Colossus

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well organized.

    September 16, 2012

  • Ant P.

    Hi All,
    Unfortunately personal issues means that I will not be coming with you on Sunday, but I will be there at Reading station to count people on to the coach.
    My number is[masked] if you need to ask anything. My good friend Kurien will also be on hand during the day to help with any questions you may have - he is also a member of the BCS.
    Have a fantastic time,
    Anthony.

    September 15, 2012

    • Avril L.

      Sorry to hear that Anthony. Does Kurien know we'll be meeting the coach at Bletchley Park instead of getting the coach? Cheers, Avs

      September 15, 2012

    • Ant P.

      Yes, he's aware Avril. He'll be at the National Computing Museum entrance at 11am.

      September 15, 2012

  • Avril L.

    Hi there, not sure if this is the right place to reply, but I (and my +1) will need picking up from Reading. Looking forward to it!
    Best wishes,
    Avs

    September 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks.

    July 17, 2012

  • Ant P.

    Hi David, Sonia,
    Yes, I have organised the coach to go and return via Oxford, so we can pick you both up. That will all be included in the £16 price.

    Please can everyone pay the £16 through paypal please.
    Many thanks, A.

    July 17, 2012

  • Ant P.

    I will look into costs of going by Oxford and will let you know.

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ditto?

    July 1, 2012

  • David N.

    Will the bus stop in Oxford to pick people up on the way?

    June 20, 2012

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