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


1991 [Detail]
 1991 Linus Torvalds from Finland releases Linux version 0.02
 February 1991 Silicon & Synapse founded
 1st February Sun Microsystems Starts Java Technology
 28th August First E-mail From Space Is Sent from a Mac Portable
 October 1991 Apple releases the PowerBook 100

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