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Monday, 11 August 2008
Retro Computer Museum

RETRO COMPUTER MUSEUM

OPEN DAY (One Day Only!)

Sunday 16th November 2008

What is the Retro Computer Museum?

The Retro Computer Museum is a new project launched in the UK by Andy Spencer. The project is to create a retro computer and console museum in the UK based in Leicestershire.

The idea behind the museum is to archives the history of computer and console video gaming through the use of real working machines, allowing visitors to the museum a hands on experience, so they can play and interact with the games and real machines throughout the history of computing.

Where is the project at so far?

The Retro Computer Museum is still being developed. At the moment the machines to be displayed and used in the final museum are still being collected. Already over 50 working computers and consoles are in the museum's collection ready to be included. Many of these were kindly donated to to the project for inclusion, and if anyone else has some retro computers or consoles they wish to donate for inclusion at the museum please contact Andy at the email address below for further details.

Open Day.

An open day is being held on Sunday 16th November 2008 to see how popular the idea of this museum is going to be. If you live near to Leicestershire please come along to show your support and also to chat with the people behind the project and to share your thoughts and ideas about it.

The Open day is being held at the Swannington Village Hall, near to Coalville in Leicestershire in the UK (directions to be added).

There will be around 20 working systems at the open day including Sinclair Spectrums, Commodore 64s and Amigas, Amstrad CPC464, Sega consoles, Nintendo consoles, and some others to play on!

Website.

A website for the museum is already up and running at
http:// www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk Please visit to see more of the project and what it is trying to achieve. The website already has extensive information about the machines already collected together for inclusion, and also contains a forum where you can post your support or offer ideas and suggestions.

Contact.

If you would like any further information please contact andy via the website,
http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Classicamiga would like to wish Andy luck with this project. We hope that the open day attracts a lot of vistors who will enjoy the event and also share their ideas and thoughts about the project.
 
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AndyRCM
11 August, 2008


Retro Computer Museum
Harrison, just got to say - thanks for this write up - it means a great deal to me to see something like this! I hope everybody who sees it and lives in our area or further afield will come to the open day or visit our website.
I would also like to say that this website looks really good! Very nicely laid out and easy to read!
Thanks again
Regards
Andy Spencer

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AndyRCM
06 September, 2008


An addition to above . . .
Hello again,
Just to let you all know that tickets are now available for our Open Day on the 16th November 2008.
You can get them here . . .

http://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=149.0

Hope to see some of you there!

Andy

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P G
11 September, 2008


Good luck with the open day!
Good luck with the open day, Andy! Hope you'll get a lot of visitors. smilies/smiley.gif Please let us know how it went.

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AndyRCM
19 November, 2008


RCM Gaming Event 2008
Hello there
Just to let you know - we had a very good turnout for our Gaming Event/Open Day on the 16th November - We had just over 70 people in the end! Which I was very pleased with. The event was to promote our retro computer / console museum and indeed the donations came in thick and fast! If you would like to take a look . . . www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk - this will take you to our home page - it mentions our news and links from there - there are loads of pictures!
Regards
Andy

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AndyRCM
04 December, 2008


Another event planned for 2009! Well two actually! :)
Hello again,
Just to let you all know - we are now planning two more events for next year.
The first event will be on 31st May and the second will be on the 15th November.
If you would like further information or would like to join our forums - please go to www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk

Andy

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AndyRCM
17 February, 2009


Youtube presence . . .
We now have a youtube presence, check it out here - it is an invitation to our next event . . . www.youtube.com/user/RetroComputerMuseum

Hope you enjoy the video and can come along to our next event in May!

Andy

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