Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park
The Mansion
Bletchley Park
Bletchley
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK3 6EB
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.bletchleypark.org.uk

E-mail

info@bletchleypark.org.uk

Telephone

01908 640404

Fax

+44 (0) 1908 274381

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A large manor house viewed from the garden on a sunny day
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During WW2 the German armed forces top secret codes were broken at Bletchley Park, providing the allies with vital information towards their war effort.

The world's first programmable computer and other technologies we take for granted today were initiated at Bletchley Park.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Science centre, Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Summer
1st March- 31st October 9.30am- 5.00pm

Winter
1st November- 28th February 9.30am- 4.00pm

Admission charges

ADULTS: £15.00
CONCESSIONS (OVER 60'S AND STUDENTS WITH VALID ID.): @ £13.00
CHILDREN 12 TO 16: @ £9.00
CHILDREN UNDER 12 (WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY ONLY): FREE (GROUPS OF CHILDREN WITH CLUBS, SUCH AS CUB SCOUTS, SHOULD CONTACT US IN ADVANCE.)
FAMILY TICKET: - (TWO ADULTS + TWO CHILDREN AGED 12 TO 16) @ £34.00

A number of collections are on display including:
Airborne Command: The US Army Airborne Historical Display Group;
Bletchley Park Fire Museum and Fire Engines;
Bletchley Park Garage;
Bletchley Park Post Office;
Bombe Rebuild Project;
Buckinghamshire Aircraft Recovery Group (BARG);
Churchill Collection;
Colossus Rebuild Project;
Communications Electronic Museum Trust;
Computer Conservation Society (including History of Computing Exhibition);
Diplomatic Wireless Service;
GB2BP Amateur Radio;
Holley-Cornelius Toy and Memorabilia Collection;
Home Front;
Leighton Buzzard Model Boat Club;
Mills Collection of WWII Uniforms and Memorabilia;
MK Model Railway Society;
Motor Transport Section (Military Vehicles);
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Living History Group;
Projected Picture Trust;
RAYNET;
65ste Nachrichten Abteilung (German Signals Battalion);
US Re-enactment Group 1941-45

Collection details

Aviation, Maritime, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Espionage, spies & spying
  • Codes and codebreaking
  • Enigma
  • Computer history
  • Alan Turing
  • Dilly Knox
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Bletchley Park Presents: Gary Ayton

  • 19 October 2014 2-4pm

Gary Ayton is a Curator at the Crime Museum. This in itself may not sound much. That is unless you know that the Crime Museum was once called the Black Museum.

This is the notorious museum of The Metropolitan Police, a museum felt to be too disturbing to allow anyone but police officers in. The Mirror, allowed a very rare visit, described the museum:

‘From the pots serial killer Dennis Nilsen boiled the flesh of his victims in, to the gallstone of one of acid bath murderer John Haigh’s dissolved corpses, there is enough horror on show to send a shudder down the strongest of spines.’

Gary Ayton has not only access to the history of The Metropolitan Police but also 30 years’ experience in the investigation of major crime and homicide. He is a qualified trainer at the world-renowned Crime Academy where he has taught all levels of investigator. He has travelled to the Middle East to deliver training on behalf of the government of the United Arab Emirates. He has worked in Thailand identifying victims of the 2003 Tsunami and was engaged in victim identification in the July 7 London bombings. He is widely read in military history, in particular the First and Second World Wars.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£20.00 per person. Includes admission to all of Bletchley Park's galleries and exhibitions.

Website

http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/calendar/d.rhtm/781619-Bletchley-Park-Presents---Gary-Ayton.html

Bletchley Park Presents: Ben Macintyre

  • 16 November 2014 2-4pm

Best-selling author, journalist and TV presenter Ben Macintyre will talk on his new book ‘A Spy Among Friends, Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal’.

The true, untold story of Kim Philby, history’s most famous traitor, With access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.

Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War.

Admission

£20.00 per person. Includes admission to Bletchley Park's galleries and exhibitions.

Website

http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/calendar/d.rhtm/781617-Bletchley-Park-Presents---Ben-Macintyre.html

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