Museum of Computing recognised as PROPER MUSEUM
So IT really is old fashioned and boring now
The Museum of Computing has been awarded full accreditation with the Arts Council of England, which means it is now officially a brilliant curator of all things tech.
The museum, which is located in Swindon town centre and open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, was required to meet stringent standards to bag the accreditation.
It had to show how well the computing exhibition hall was governed and managed as well as demonstrating that it could provide good services and facilities to visitors viewing its collections.
The Arts Council award was handed to the museum in part because it had a "remarkable archive" that was accessible to people living nearby and attractive to visitors from Blighty and the rest of the world.
"This is exciting and rewarding news. Accreditation is the culmination of years of work by our volunteers to bring the museum up to professional standards, and to ensure that we provide experiences for our visitors that are both enjoyable and educational," said chuffed curator Simon Webb. ®
Re: Why isn't our national museum of computing in Bletchley Park?
I used to live in Swindon and all I can say is:
"The M4 goes straight past Swindon, and I would suggest you do the same."
As someone who grew up in a town in Berkshire...
...I have heard of this mythical Swindon - the tales are of magic on the highways - of travellers being driven round in circles while trying to navigate through the cursed town of swine. I NEVER want to go there.
And also, are you sure the computer museum doesn't happen to be the Swindon branch of PC World? I have heard rumours that their stock is so out dated that it could actually be considered museum material.
Please tell the hacks that
Computers did exist before 1980 and 1970
We didn't worry about silly patents back then either.