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This bank holiday weekend at the Museum:
our highly popular STEM explainers are there to guide youngsters
the GAMAR app is up-and-running providing a great way to explore the museum
Lego Mindstorms robots are waiting to be built and programmed. Plus Oculus Rift and lots of hands-on activities.
There won't be a dull moment!
Open noon 'til 5pm, Saturday to Monday.
With discounted family tickets for MK postcode residents!
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Sunday 4 June - the D-Day anniversary will be marked at TNMOC with lots of activity including jeep, period car, gun emplacement courtesy of Oxfordshire Home Guard. Come along and see them - and the rebuild of the computer that helped decipher the messages showing that Hitler was expecting a landing elsewhere.
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The popularity of the educational programme for schools means we are expanding our pool of (paid) learning guides. The job is well-suited to someone early in their museum career who is looking to break into the sector, or someone looking to return after a career break. (You don't have to dress quite like this ;-)

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It's #internationalmuseumday and here's the reconstruction of a machine that made a huge international impact.

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Do you know there is a connection between Colossus and the ERNIE Premium Bond random number selector? On 29 June we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the awarding of the first Premium Bond prizes, reveal a working reconstruction of the contraption that demonstrated to a 1950s public how random numbers could be generated and discover the history of ERNIE and Premium Bonds. Tickets here: 

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Allegedly, there's a face app to make Museum portrait paintings cheerier. What would be the computing museum equivalent? 

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In case you missed our news this morning, here's BBC's Mark Ward's take on the Virtual Lorenz created by Martin Gillow in recognition of Bill Tutte.  #Tutte100 

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FUZE coding workshops at the Museum on 31 May and 1 June. 

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In celebration of the Bill Tutte centenary, Martin Gillow launched his stunning creation of a working Virtual Lorenz at TNMOC. It's online for you to use to experience wartime encrypted communications. #Tutte100 

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If you haven't seen Colossus (and you really should see it in all its 2500-valve beauty), here it is on BBC Ten O'clock News last night as Gordon Corera considers the ransomware attack. (Starts at 4.34) 
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