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.
Enjoy swing dancing to a live band at our 1940s weekend

1940s Vintage Weekend

  • 30 September — 1 October 2017

Come along and have yourself a fabulous time as we celebrate the forties!

This two day event will be great fun for all the family. Why not dress to impress and visit us in 1940s attire?

There will be live music throughout the day as we will be joined by The Bevin Boys, Betty Bluebird, and Jeep Jump Jive. Take to the dance floor with Swing Dance MK and The Blitz Dancers, and sample the delicious offerings from The Rum Runner and Bandit Street Food.

Try your luck on our vintage lawn games and browse the collection of vintage vehicles – including an army jeep, Spitfire, and tank! There will also be plenty of historical displays and reenactors on site, and a chance to get your hair and makeup done with Sarah’s Doo-Wop Doo’s – this really is an event not to be missed.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry £17.75 adults, concessions £15.75, 12-17 yrs old £10.50, under 12s FREE. Family tickets available

Website

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

Hut 1 by night

Blackout Bletchley

  • 27 — 28 October 2017 5:30-9:30pm

Join us for a top secret mission!

It is a dark October night in 1944. Britain rests uneasy. But Bletchley Park does not sleep.

The great machines whirr as typewriters click and frantic footsteps hurry up and down each bustling corridor. Business as usual.

In this exciting new immersive event, you have been selected to join the codebreakers; and it is on this particular dark October night that you arrive for your induction.

Starting with a drink in our Visitor Centre you will experience the thrill of entering Bletchley Park as a new recruit, explore the site after dark and see what the night-time residents got up to at work and play. Don’t forget to bring your torches and wrap up warm!

Of course, in this dimly-lit world of ciphers, spies and secrecy nothing is what it seems; be prepared for some surprises along the way.

You can choose from four tour times and use the rest of your visit to explore our Visitor Centre and museum in Block B.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £25, Members £22.50, Children 12-17 yrs old £15.00, Under 12s £8.00

Website

https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/whats-on/blackout-bletchley-2

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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