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National Museum of Computing - Visit

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The National Museum of Computing, located in Bletchley Park, houses the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers. Come and have a guided tour of the museum.

Date and Time

14 July 2018 - 10:15-11:45

Location

Bletchley, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - East:Beds & Herts local network. Contact Rohin Sharda (rohinsharda@gmail.com) for more information.


About this event

The National Museum of Computing, located in Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colussus, the world’s first electronic computer, and the WITCH, the world’s oldest working digital computer.

The museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.

Programme

1015  Meet at Museum Shop at Block H
1030  Guided tour begins
1145  Tour ends

You are then welcome to spend the rest of the day browsing the exhibits.

Reasons to attend

The National Museum of Computing brings to life the history and ongoing development of computing for inspiration, research, learning and enjoyment for the benefit of general public. This visit will be conducted by a guide, and after the tour you may continue to browse exhibits at your leisure

Continuing Professional Development

CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 2 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

CPD Certificates (if required) are available after the event upon request from our Secretary, Mr Ian Brooker (ibrooker@theiet.org).

Cost

Free of Charge

Additional information

You will have a tour of the museum to see the ongoing development of computing from the 1940s to the present day. The tour will be led  by an experienced guide and normally include seeing a working rebuild of the world’s first modern computer, Colossus, the world’s oldest working digital computer, the 1950s Harwell Dekatron / WITCH, computers of the 1960s-1980s, the development of microcomputers, personal computers and handhelds from the 1980s to the present, and an explanation of the technology of the internet in the NPL gallery.

The tour will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, after which you are more than welcome to browse the museum at your own pace. The Museum is open until 5pm.

Registration information

You MUST register for this event if you intend to come.

This event is organised by the Young Professionals section of the IET Beds & Herts Local Network as part of our 2017-18 program.


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