Event

Bletchley Park - The National Museum of Computing - Family Day

DateSunday 25 Sep 2016
Time

10:00 for 10:30

Location

The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB. Directions

Abstract

You are warmly invited to take part in a Family Day in July at Bletchley Park's National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) on Sunday 25th September. Bring all the family - there will be activities suitable for children of all ages.

This event is for members of BCS Bedford and Northampton branches and their families.

Colossus

TNMOC enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the mainframes of the 1960s and 1970s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s - including a newly rebuilt and fully operational Colossus, the world's first electronic programmable computer.

TNMOC receives no government or lottery funding and you will be impressed by the enthusiasm of the staff involved in the project including the many volunteers who regularly give up their valuable time to ensure that this ever growing collection is restored and maintained.

You will need to register at https://events.bcs.org/book/2197/.

It would be a good idea to register NOW since the number is limited to a maximum of 50 (25 people from each branch) and the event is heavily subsidised by the BCS. Note that children below the age of 6 years are welcome but will not be included in these numbers (but we still need their details for catering purposes). The cost per person (6 years and over) for the whole day is £10 and this includes a finger/sandwich buffet lunch. Registration is only available to BCS members.

A base room will be made available for use during the day with tea, coffee and water freely available all day. The LEGO will be kept in this room so that those who do not complete the competition in the morning will have the opportunity to try it in the afternoon.

Children aged 5-12 will benefit from an interactive trail.

Agenda
10.00-10.30 Arrive. Tea/coffee/juice/water in the meeting room. Heritage Quiz.
10.30-12.30 Guided tour of Museum.
12.30-1.30 Sandwich platter lunch with tea/coffee/juice/water in the meeting room. Heritage Quiz.
1.30-2.15 Computing history information session in the meeting room.
2.15-5.00 Free to explore the museum.

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