Bletchley Park

A large manor house viewed from the garden on a sunny day
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Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, is now a vibrant heritage attraction, open daily to visitors. Step back in time to experience the stories of the extraordinary achievements of the men and women who worked here.

A place of exceptional historical importance, Bletchley Park is also the birthplace of modern computing and has helped shape life as we know it today. Highlights include the restored Codebreaking huts, with their WW2 ambiance faithfully recreated, plus a stunning new visitor centre with an introductory exhibition and hands on displays. Enjoy the atmospheric soundscapes, buildings and parkland.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Summer
1 March- 31 October 9.30- 17.00

Winter
1 November- 28 February 9.30 - 16.00

Admission charges

ADULTS: £17.75
CONCESSIONS (OVER 60'S AND STUDENTS WITH VALID ID.): @ £15.75
CHILDREN 12 TO 16: @ £10.50
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) @ £46.25

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
  • English Heritage
  • Museums Association
  • National Trust

Historic buildings and grounds
WW1, WW2
Relevant collections of signals intelligence
Codebreaking materials and machines
Europe's largest collection of Enigma machines
Typex machine, Lorenz machine
1940s room sets
Handling collection
Cyber Security
Oral history interviews
Bombe Rebuild Project
National Radio Centre

Collection details

Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, Archives, Personalities, Architecture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Espionage, spies & spying
  • Codes and codebreaking
  • Enigma
  • Computer history
  • Alan Turing
  • Dilly Knox
  • The Imitation Game
  • Gordon Welchman
  • Cyber Security
  • The Road to Bletchley Park
  • The Petard Pinch
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Off Duty

Off Duty: High Spirits in Low Times

  • 30 March 2017 — 1 January 2019 *on now

Long and unpredictable shifts often impacted on the health and wellbeing of staff at Bletchley Park during World War Two. In order to keep staff fit and well and able to work, senior management came to the decision that facilities and a welfare programme were needed for when they weren’t working. From sporting events and plays, to trips to the cinema and US dances, visit our exhibition Off Duty: High Spirits in Low Times to find out about the recreational activities that the Codebreakers and their colleagues enjoyed on and off site.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £17.75
Concession £15.75
Junior £10.50
Under 12 free
Family (2 + 2) £46.25

Website

https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/whats-on/off-duty-high-spirits-in-low-times

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.
Bill Tutte

The Bill Tutte Centenary Symposium

  • 14 May 2017 10am-3pm

This is an event to mark the formal opening of The Bill Tutte Exhibition; celebrating the life and accomplishments of Bill Tutte, on what would have been his 100th Birthday.

Bill Tutte, was a British codebreaker and mathematician. During the Second World War, at Bletchley Park he made a brilliant and fundamental advance in cryptanalysis of the Lorenz cipher, a major Nazi German cipher system which was used for top-secret communications within the Wehrmacht High Command.

He also had a number of significant mathematical accomplishments, including foundation work in the fields of graph theory and matroid theory.

There will be special talks on topics including:
Bill Tutte’s life before and after Bletchley Park, and his contribution to breaking Lorenz.
The impact of machines (Colossus and the Bombes) on the ‘industrialisation’ of codebreaking at Bletchley Park.
The contribution of Fish intercepts to the intelligence picture for the Normandy Invasions in 1944.

Guest speakers include David Kenyon, Gordon Corera, Claire Butterfield, and Tony Comer.

Enjoy refreshments on arrival and an exclusive chance to see the exhibition before it opens to the public.



The Bill Tutte exhibition is supported by the White Clarke Group.

Admission

Bill Tutte Symposium Ticket £35.00
Bill Tutte Symposium Friends of Bletchley Park Ticket £30.00
Bill Tutte Symposium Child (12 - 17) Ticket £18.00

Website

https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/whats-on/the-bill-tutte-centenary-symposium

Bletchley Park Hut 1

The Night Shift at Bletchley Park

  • 19 — 20 May 2017 5-9pm

Visit Bletchley Park this spring and experience The Night Shift as the darkness draws in. Explore the grounds, Codebreaking Huts, and Mansion House as the daylight fades; just as workers would have done during World War 2.

There will be the option to join one of our special guided tours which will give you a deeper insight into the history of the Park and add to the atmosphere of the evening.

The Night Shift is part of Museums at Night, a UK-wide festival of lates in museums and galleries – an experience not to be missed.

General admission applies.
Last admission into the Park is at 20:00.
The Multimedia Desk will close at 20:15.
Guided tours can be booked on arrival to the Park at the Information Desk. 40 visitors permitted per tour.
Tour times will be confirmed on arrival to the Park if not stated online.
The Kiosk will be open and serving hot and soft drinks, alcohol, and snacks throughout the evening.

Admission

Adult £17.75
Concession £15.75
Junior £10.50
Under 12 free
Family (2 + 2) £46.25

Website

https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/whats-on/the-night-shift-at-bletchley-park

1940's Vintage Weekend

1940's Vintage Weekend

  • 3 — 4 June 2017 9:30am-5pm

Come along to Bletchley Park and have yourself a fabulous time at our forties weekend!

This two day event, featuring 1940’s Swing Band The Bevin Boys, vintage salon and pop-up shop, and vintage market place, will be great fun for all the family.

Why not dress to impress and visit us in 1940’s attire, or join one of our guided in depth tours of the Par

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Online Adult £17.75
Online Concession (Over 60s and students with valid ID) £15.75
Online Child (Child is 12 to 17) £10.50
Online Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £46.25
Online Child (Under 12 go free) £0.00

Website

https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/whats-on/1940s-weekend

Bletchley Park
Sherwood Drive
Bletchley
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK3 6EB
England

Website

www.bletchleypark.org.uk

Events Calendar

https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/whats-on

E-mail

info@bletchleypark.org.uk

Telephone

01908 640404

Fax

+44 (0) 1908 274381

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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