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Easter Bytes Festival at National Computer Museum

Date Posted:27/03/2015

Easter BytesEaster Bytes Festival boots up at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) on Wednesday 1 April and will run every day until 12 April 2015.

Supported by Bloomberg, there will be digital fun and games for all the family. This Easter, robotics, past and present, will be a special theme, and there will be lots of hands-on activities for everyone.

On various days throughout Easter Bytes, visitors can:

  • tackle the virtual Bletchley Park Maze in search of Easter Eggs
  • enter a LEGO competition to make something for George, TNMOC’s in-house 1950’s robot
  • marvel at a modern day multipurpose ABB industrial robot
  • see a monster robotic arm used in the 1990s by the oil industry in the North Sea
  • meet a robot from the past that used to appear on Dr Who  
  • use the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset with games
  • explore the home of Colossus at it was in the 1940s
  • tune up in a computer music workshop using sounds of computers across seven decades
  • have fun with Minecraft
  • make your own animations with the Hue HD animation studio kit
  • try coding with Ocado Technology’s Codability Project, meet the Fuzeliers and see the new BBC Micro Bit
  • win an Awardbox certificate to share on Facebook, Twitter and email.

There will be lots of other surprises announced in the lead-up to Easter. For latest news and event days, see

The Easter Bytes Festival is all about being creative with technology in the first purpose-built computer centre in the world. In a truly unique world-class setting that houses the rebuild of Colossus and the original WITCH computer, visitors can explore new and old technologies amongst the extraordinary working machines from seven decades of computing. There is something for everyone and we guarantee your fingers will be itching to get hands-on with lots of digital devices.