Bletchley Park

During World War II, Bletchley Park was home to the Government Code and Cypher School, a government intelligence establishment tasked with decrypting Axis codes.

The Mansion at Bletchley Park

The Mansion at Bletchley Park

Today, the site at Bletchley Park hosts the National Codes Centre and National Museum of Computing, with a collection that spans from wartime toys to original Enigma Machines.

Visitors can marvel at the rare 'Abwehr G312', a captured German machine used to encode messages, but there is much more than machines to see in a visit to the historic site. The museum's collection includes a wartime mini-cinema, an outstanding Churchill collection and numerous artefacts and documents which tell tales of spies and strategic deception.

Have a look inside the ornate Victorian Mansion that was headquarters to intelligence staff during the War, or simply wander by the Lake, relax and observe the wildlife.

Permanent collections

Bletchley Park's Art Fund Prize-nominated exhibition, The Life and Works of Alan Turing, presents recently discovered papers belonging to the genius cryptographer credited as one of Britain's foremost saviours during the Second World War. The unique collection was secured following a high-profile fundraising campaign, and is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on the father of the modern computer.


Venue details

Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK3 6EB 01908 640404 www.bletchleypark.org.uk

Entry details

Free entry with National Art Pass (standard entry charge is £15)

 

1 Mar – 31 Oct
9am – 5pm

1 Nov – 28 Feb
9am – 4pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Member offers

10% off shop purchases

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