The UK equivalent of these museums is Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing which is housed there.
Bletchley Park is an example of British brains and British thinking at its best. Have we no national pride? Is the UK government ashamed of British achievements? Where is our debt of gratitude for the efforts of so many to achieve so much? In Britain we can’t even manage to preserve what we have.
The Mansion house was bought by Sir Herbert Leon in 1883 and was requisitioned by the government in 1938.
In fact, what is worth saving is the very best of British.
We\’re the people who invented the concept that even the Government was not above the law. That private property really is private property.
The government of the time nicked it off Sir Herbert Leon\’s family citing urgent national need. They should now restore it to the state it was and give it back.
Reinforcing the idea that what is ours cannot be simply taken by bureaucratic fiat is far more important than a museum of computing. Indeed, a far better memorial to those whose war service there was to protect us from that most un-British of ideas, that we and what is ours belong to the State.