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

1970 [Detail]
 1970 UNIX is developed
 8th January Met Office installs IBM 360/195
 22nd January GEC-Elliott gets orders to control Motorways
 5th February Metropoloitan Police get dual Burrough's B6500
 12th February 5200 computers installed in Britain
 June 1970 Xerox opens the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
 11th June Computer terminals in homes predicted for 1980
 9th July Grace Hopper interview - Preparing for the jet computer
 16th July DEC introduces the PDP-8/E
 10th September CLASP computer system for buildings introduced
 17th September Open University to install ICL 32K 1902A computer
 1st October IBM 370/145 introduced
 12th November Univac 1110 is introduced
 12th November ICL announces system 4/72
 19th November UK Rutherford Laboratory chooses IBM 360/195

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