The Museum Live is the didactic proposal that the museum offers to its visitors to immerse themselves in the world of the first home computers and its uses. The visits to the Museum Live are conceived as a workshop with a ludic part. In detail, students use microcomputers from the 80s (Amstrad, MSX) which are yet operating, to study the functioning of short programs in BASIC language and also to play with videogames of that time.
Due to the singularities of space conditions and to the nature of the work material, the museum appeals to the responsibility and the good use of this material and its facilities in order to preserve the equipment for future visits.
To join the Retroinformatics Workshop it is required to make a prior appointment via the appointment form below.
The Museum Live room admits a maximum of 32 people (2 per computer). The duration of the visit to Museum Live will be proposed by the responsible/tutor of the students group depending on his/her needs. The museum will receive its visitors at the Meeting Point located at the entrance gate of 1E building.
For this kind of visits, it is desirable that students have previously studied and practised the bases of the BASIC programming language. It will also be interesting to know some of the most remarkable characteristics of Amstrad (models CPC 464 and CPC 6128) and MSX microcomputers. For this reason, it is important that the teacher/tutor determines which activities will take in class before visiting us.