Three tonnes of mini computers

It looks almost religious doesn’t it?

I just received this note from the HECnet mailing list, and I thought I’d broadcast it out..

This is a shameless plug for something I and the Update Computer Club 
have been working on this spring and opened yesterday.

The exhibition "Three Tons of Minicomputers" at Museum Gustavianum in 
Uppsala, Sweden.

We have collected computers primarily used by the university at some 
point in time. Highlights include a Linc-8 and a DECSYSTEM-2060 with 

Here are some pictures from the opening:

I strongly recommend anyone nearby Uppsala this summer to take a swing 
by Gustavianum. If you want a guided tour, let me know and we'll figure 
something out.

It's only open for a few months, so don't wait to long.


I don’t know when I’ll be in Europe next, but now I really want to go to Sweden!

4 thoughts on “Three tonnes of mini computers

  1. When I saw “Three Tons of Minicomputers” in the subject line, I thought someone is having (another) garage sale… This is much cooler 🙂

      • If there’s a VAX, it might be Kremvax, the Soviet Union’s VAX that wasn’t real and then became real.

        It’s probably sitting in some university closet in Kazakhstan though.

        • I though Kremvax lived in Moscow? then again the moon lander was in Kazakhstan right?..

          Its a shame the VAX/32bit soviet stuff seems to have given up the ghost, but it is still cool that the 16bit PDP-11 DEMOS stuff was saved! ..

          I think I’ll eventually get to send a friend of a friend to this thing to check it out… I hope.

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