On a recent journey down south in England, we visited Bletchley Park National Codes Centre, famous for World War II codebreakers and the mathematical genius Alan Turing and his colleagues. The 2001 movie Enigma was filmed there, although that is a highly fictionalised account of the activities that took place there.
My husband loves computers, and my daughter and I are very interested in antique toys and household items. While he was off looking at other computers, we were thrilled to find this antique Husqvarna sewing machine from the 1920s in a little museum.
The colours in the decals were still so bright and lovely. We were allowed to turn the handle, and the mechanism was smooth and silent!
In the toy section, we saw a tiny sewing machine in a dolls house:
and we saw some of our other favourites, too — Mr. Punch (of Punch and Judy fame):
and a Batman joystick from an old computer games console! We really love Batman at our house!
It was great day out with something for everyone!