The National Museum of Computing, Milton Keynes

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The National Museum of Computing located on 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 and the WITCH, the world's oldest working digital computer.

Anyone can become an individual member. See http://www.tnmoc.org/support/become-member

Corporate sponsors are always welcome: See http://www.tnmoc.org/support/become-sponsor

For more information, see www.tnmoc.org and follow @tnmoc on Twitter.
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  • My wife and I recently visited Bletchley park having recently seen the film 'Imitation game'. I have a great interest in anything historic but was most surprised how the visit captured my wife's inter...  more »
  • This is separate from Bletchley and has an additional charge but is a must see as it's a recreation of the computer that cracked the code.  more »
  • A really interesting place telling the history of computing and so much more The code breaking machines used in the Second World War are demonstrated and there is lots of other equipment too some that...  more »
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  • Wonderful. Real, huge, fantastic pieces of vintage engineering interspersed with very accurate replicas made with authentic parts, lots of it running and fun to watch. However the best thing is the volunteers - patient, nice and explaining everything. Stuff that would otherwise be utterly mysterious becomes interesting thanks to them. Allow plenty of time.
  • One of the most informative museums that I ever been. Not just for computers but also tells war time code breaking methods in great detail – thanks to the knowledgeable guides in the museum. With a lot of old machines on display give you a sense of how the computer has progressed over the years. Would definitely come back again.
  • I took a tour here a few days ago. The exhibits on display were brilliant, from the worlds oldest working computer (From 1949) All the way to supercomputers from the 80s and beyond. I also suggest you look for a couple of funny historical inaccuracies along the way. Our tour guide, Tony Carroll was friendly and knew what he was talking about to a tee. Overall this museum is a great place to visit and I definitely recommend it.
  • As a computing student this really made my floppy disk hard. Incredible machinery and technology there, and even more astounding to see it working. WITCH (the oldest original computer still in working order) is completely awe inspiring, particularly to see the stark contrast in technology with today’s standard in what is really, quite a short amount of time. If you can get yourself a guided tour, jump on that because the guys working there have a huge breadth of knowledge that they are clearly keen to share!
  • Highly recommended! Make sure to take plenty of time and be prepared to ask heaps of questions (even if you think they're silly). The volunteers at each station are full of information and either have a passion for their particular station or have directly influenced/created the exhibition. If you only have a short time available then the "must see" is the working bombe and the colossus!
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