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IBM and PGP Corporation have each donated about £25,000 towards the efforts of saving the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.
The money donated will go towards expanding and modernising the museum, and to enhance educational opportunities it offers to the public.
The museum is home to a large collection of working computers, including Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer.
Bletchley Park is a heritage site with exhibitions and activities based on Britain’s code-breaking efforts during World War II.
But it has been denied public funding and the museum is now falling into disrepair. A dedicated website to collect public and industry donations for Bletchley has now been established.