The National Museum of Computing
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Following our earlier visit to the WWII code-breaking establishment at Bletchley Park, we shall visit the neighbouring National Museum of Computing.
The National Museum of Computing is a museum dedicated to collecting and restoring historic computer systems. It is based in rented premises at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and was opened in 2007. The building — Block H — was the first purpose-built computer centre in the world, hosting six Colossus computers by the end of World War II. The image: By Unknown - This file is from the collections of The National Archives (United Kingdom), catalogued under document record FO850/234.
This event has been organised by John Belling for REMS.
Check events pages for updates and book early to avoid disappointment.
SatNav users: please use the postcode for the railway station MK3 6DS on Sherwood Drive and then follow signs. The postcode for Bletchley Park will actually take you to an old entrance which is closed and you will end up at an unwelcoming brick wall!
Bletchley Railway Station is 400 metres from The National Museum of Computing. There is a fast and efficient service to Bletchley Railway Station from London Euston and Milton Keynes Centre (for InterCity connection)
There are buses and coaches from all parts of Milton Keynes and beyond, arriving at Bletchley Bus Station. On leaving the Bus Station head towards the Railway Station and take the footpath to Bletchley Park, opposite the station entrance.
Cost: £35 to include refreshments, buffet lunch and guided tours
Booking and payment: To request places, e-mail [email protected] . As ever, first come, first served. To pay for places, please post a cheque for £35.00 per head made payable to the Institute of Physics (not IOP) to Tony Colclough (REMS), 34 Sugden Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0AE