We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
Sadly re-opening has now been postponed. Read More >>>

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Dates In History


1949 [Detail]
 1949 Professor Bill Phillips unveils Phillips Hydraulic Economic Modelling Computer at the LSE
 6th May EDSAC performed its first calculations
 6th May EDSAC ran its first programs
 15th June Jay Forrester Records "Core Memory" Idea
 August 1949 EDVAC goes online
 21st October Wang filed a patent for a magnetic ferrite core memory

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