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.
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Dates In History


1986 [Detail]
 1986 Nintendo NES released
 1986 First PC virus is released with "Brain"
 1986 IBM RISC System/6000 AIX Rugby Shirt
 January 1986 Apple Macintosh Plus launched
 February 1986 Acorn BBC Master Launched
 26th February Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington
 13th March Microsoft stock goes public
 27th March Commodore sets firm dates for Amiga in UK [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986
 27th March All change at Memotech [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986
 27th March ZX Microfair in May [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986
 27th March Mastertronic launches Madchrome label [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986
 27th March Commodore 1571 disk drive now in shops [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986
 7th April Amstrad Buys Sinclair Research IP
 29th May 25 million loss rocks Commodore [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 22 - 29 May-4 June 1986
 29th May Amstrad's 445 PC: the full specifications [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 22 - 29 May-4 June 1986
 29th May JVC aims 1,000 MSX 2 micro at Commodore Amiga market [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 22 - 29 May-4 June 1986
 5th June Sinclair abandons Pandora display [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 23 - 5-11 June 1986
 5th June Commodore to shed another 70 jobs [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 23 - 5-11 June 1986
 5th June Amstrad hires Timex to build its Plus 2 [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 23 - 5-11 June 1986
 11th June IBM PC personal computer features in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off
 17th July Commodore to release 64C in a few weeks [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 29 - 17-23 July 1986
 September 1986 Acorn BBC Master Compact Launched
 8th December New ITV venture to rival BBC? [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 49 - 8-14 December 1983
 8th December Bug-Byte loses claim to fame [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 49 - 8-14 December 1983
 8th December Dragon upgraded to 64 [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 49 - 8-14 December 1983

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