TNMOC’s 3D virtual tour is provided by Venue Virtual, a UK firm, which specialises in virtual tour experiences. The virtual exhibition tour includes room-sized mainframes that became the first systems to be widely adopted by companies around the world, mini computers down to home systems and handheld devices. The museum’s display includes innovative and pioneering designs from companies like Sinclair, Amstrad and Acorn and their 1970s and 80s US rivals like Apple and Commodore. The image here is of a Commodore 64, a hugely successful rival to Atari games consoles, that was also a proper home computer.
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From August 19, 2020, people will be able to experience the TNMOC's virtual exhibition and interactive, guided tour.
More info on the virtual tour can be found here >>