Celebrating the centenary of Bill Tutte’s birth, this exhibition explores the life and work of the elite codebreaker.

Tutte, a Cambridge graduate from Newmarket, made an often overlooked achievement in unravelling the working of the Lorenz machine, a more complex system than Enigma that was used by the German high command.

This allowed Bletchley Park to decode some of the most top-secret messages sent during the war and paved the way for the creation of Colossus, the world’s first semi-programmable electronic computer.

After the war, Tutte’s work in graph theory led to some of the key mathematical developments that have shaped the internet today, such as the science behind search engines.

South East


Bletchley Park

The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6EB

01908 640404

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Opening times

1 Mar – 31 Oct 9.30am – 5pm 1 Nov – 28 Feb 9.30am – 4pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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