places to visit in England
wmaddox at pacbell.net
Sun Nov 27 18:49:51 CST 2005
Alexey Toptygin wrote:
> I'm going to be in southern England for 2 weeks in mid-december, and I
> was wonding if listmembers could recommend any classic computing sights
> I should see while there. Ideas?
I would recommend Bletchley Park, but it appears that it is only
open seasonally from April to October. I don't know if this applies
to the RetroBeep museum or not.
The Manchester "Baby" reconstruction at the Museum of Science and
Industry in Manchester is a must-see. You want to go on a Tuesday
when volunteers from the Computer Conservation Society demonstrate
the machine in operation.
See the Babbage difference engine reconstruction at the London
Science Museum. There is also a very nicely restored Ferranti
Pegasus on display. I have heard that it runs, but no one I talked
to at the museum on my last visit had any information about whether
and when it might be demonstrated.
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