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


1969 [Detail]
 1969 Honeywell releases the H316 "Kitchen Computer",
 1969 Intel announces a 1 kilobit RAM chip
 1st May AMD Advanced Micro Devices is founded
 July 1969 First flight to Moon of Apollo XI with Raytheon Apollo Guidance Computer
 16th October DEC PDP-15 Introduced
 16th October ICL 1906A trebles power at Chilton Atlas Lab
 23rd October National Giro is one year old
 29th October ARPANET launch the world's first successful packet-switched wide area computer network
 20th November IBM introduces Call 360 Time Sharing into Britain
 11th December General Electric announce the GE 655 1.25 million
 18th December Plessey buys out Ferranti's numerical Control Interests

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