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Acorn Arcade forums: General: New Computer Museum, Cumbria
 
  New Computer Museum, Cumbria
  trikemadbabe (17:03 9/3/2011)
  filecore (18:36 9/3/2011)
    rich (23:22 1/4/2011)
      filecore (07:03 2/4/2011)
        arawnsley (11:09 2/4/2011)
          thecellartroll (11:28 2/4/2011)
            arawnsley (17:02 2/4/2011)
            filecore (17:11 2/4/2011)
              thecellartroll (11:03 3/4/2011)
                filecore (12:28 3/4/2011)
                  thecellartroll (12:56 3/4/2011)
        CJE (11:36 4/4/2011)
          filecore (11:46 4/4/2011)
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Sandra Hodson Message #116865, posted by trikemadbabe at 17:03, 9/3/2011
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Hi we are a Computer Museum in Cumbria if anyone is visiting this area. We collect and have computers and electronics from 1935 to 1985 era.
We are currently converting a church to accomodate the collection. We are open at the moment for private viewings.
Please look at our website and use the contact us heading for more information.
www.t-lcarchive.org
Many Thanks
Sandra
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Jason Togneri Message #116867, posted by filecore at 18:36, 9/3/2011, in reply to message #116865

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Ooh, an Acorn System 1. Nice! Sophie Wilson brought one to AltParty09 when she gave her talk on Acorn and ARM, it was really cool to see it. I'd happily chop off my own monkeyson's right arm to have one of those in my possession big grin
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Richard Goodwin Message #117096, posted by rich at 23:22, 1/4/2011, in reply to message #116867
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Looks familiar, where's my camera phone...

But on topic, some nice kit on the OP's site. Is there a cut-off date for "all types of early computers and electronics"? As in, the easier to collect stuff like BBC Micros don't make an appearance (not even an Atom), unless I'm missing something - although I suppose until the church is sorted, storage space is at a premium.
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Jason Togneri Message #117097, posted by filecore at 07:03, 2/4/2011, in reply to message #117096

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Well, they got a hell of a lot of stuff from our clear-out, not just Beebs and Acorns, but reel-to-reel machines weighing a quarter of a ton, Amstrads, Spectrums, a UK101, and other stuff. Also computer and electronics magazines including a run of Wireless World going back to about the early 1930s, and shedloads of BBC software. They said they were planning to set up old machines for people to use and try software and programming on, and I suspect that will largely focus around the Beebs. But... it's gonna take them a while to inventory it all, in total they went away with two Transit-sized van fulls, and about three large estate cars full smile
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #117100, posted by arawnsley at 11:09, 2/4/2011, in reply to message #117097
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Just hope their museum is a success and attracts visitors and funding. Must be tough setting up a museum in the current economic climate unhappy
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Steven Gregory Message #117101, posted by thecellartroll at 11:28, 2/4/2011, in reply to message #117100
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Just hope their museum is a success and attracts visitors and funding. Must be tough setting up a museum in the current economic climate unhappy
Agreed. I for one will be making the effort to swing by on my next trip to Englandshire.

It will be interesting to see how the collection develops over the years. The problem with computer hardware now is that it is so damned boring and becomes obsolete so damned fast! Also, with the current drive for recycling and component harvesting (which are a good thing) if some truly iconic piece of hardware is ever to be produced again, the chances are that it will be bloody impossible to find before anyone recognises it as iconic. Unless Steve Jobs tells us that it is iconic now, of course wink
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #117108, posted by arawnsley at 17:02, 2/4/2011, in reply to message #117101
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(quote)Unless Steve Jobs tells us that it is iconic now, of course (/quote)

There are times when I'm reminded just that the difference between iconic and ironic is just one letter wink
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Jason Togneri Message #117109, posted by filecore at 17:11, 2/4/2011, in reply to message #117101

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Agreed. I for one will be making the effort to swing by on my next trip to Englandshire.
They're only doing private viewings for the time being, until they're all fully set up. However, as a large contributor, I'm allowed to come for a private viewing, so I may well do next time I'm over (at the arse end of August sometime, which should give them enough time to sort out the stuff we donated to them). You're welcome to join me when I go, though big smile
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Steven Gregory Message #117113, posted by thecellartroll at 11:03, 3/4/2011, in reply to message #117109
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They're only doing private viewings for the time being, until they're all fully set up. However, as a large contributor, I'm allowed to come for a private viewing, so I may well do next time I'm over (at the arse end of August sometime, which should give them enough time to sort out the stuff we donated to them). You're welcome to join me when I go, though smile
Thanks! I may well take you up on that. And August is plenty of time away for me to paint my arse blue and practice my Australian accent for the border crossing smile
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Jason Togneri Message #117114, posted by filecore at 12:28, 3/4/2011, in reply to message #117113

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And August is plenty of time away for me to paint my arse blue and practice my Australian accent for the border crossing smile
Remember to take your passport!
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Steven Gregory Message #117115, posted by thecellartroll at 12:56, 3/4/2011, in reply to message #117114
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Remember to take your passport!
Don't worry, if I forget it I know of a break in the electrified razor wire...
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Chris Evans Message #117126, posted by CJE at 11:36, 4/4/2011, in reply to message #117097
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Jason I'm intrigued, how you'd managed to accumulate so mutch stuff?
It must have cost a bob or two!
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Jason Togneri Message #117127, posted by filecore at 11:46, 4/4/2011, in reply to message #117126

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Truth be told, not all of it was originally ours. It was actually the collected accumulation of four people - myself, my father, a friend of the family, and the friend's uncle (who later died and passed it all on to his nephew). It's amazing what four nerds can collect, especially when they all have similar interests!

As with so many other things, it didn't all cost so much, and it wasn't all new - much of it was secondhand, particularly from schools as they gradually changed from BBCs to Acorns, or from those to PCs or Apples. They sold it off bulk and by that point it had lost 99% of its original value in any case. I actually bought very little hardware brand new (the biggest exceptions being my RO3.7/SA202 upgrade kit for the RPC, and various podule cards), although most of the software was purchased direct from developers or PD clubs. I was for many years a regular game-swapper via the Free Ads pages in Acorn User!

And despite almost a year of emails and posted floppy discs with the delightful Jan Klose of Artex, I never did get my copy of TEK to work. All that waiting for it to come out, too... sigh.

[Edited by filecore at 11:52, 4/4/2011]
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Jason Togneri Message #123973, posted by filecore at 12:45, 20/12/2016, in reply to message #117127

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Hmm, I never did hear back from them, and I also never did visit. Anybody in that part of the world and feels like stopping by and asking them? You could point them at this thread...
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