Bletchley Park is open daily. All visitors need to pre-book a timed entry slot online, to help us to maintain social distancing. We have a range of measures in place enabling you to enjoy exploring our historic buildings and beautiful, spacious grounds safely and securely.
Your support is more crucial than ever and, if you feel able to donate, we would be so grateful for your contribution. Your support will help enable us to safeguard the site and Trust.
Discover how Bletchley Park was vital to Allied victory in WW2. 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.
Families can expect an exciting, fun-filled full day out, exploring the collections with hands-on displays and interactives. With plenty of outdoor space and so many different areas around the park to explore, go on an adventure and uncover some surprising stories!
There is something for everyone to see & do, read on to find out more and plan your visit today.
We have a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions for you to enjoy, housed in our historic buildings, they piece togeher the stories of Bletchley Park.
We have a range of food and drink options available for you to enjoy. Our Café in Hut 4 and Coffeeshop in Block C are open daily.
Explore this page to find out about all of our exhibitions and where our facilities are located including toilets and food and drink.
We have a range of events to enjoy at Bletchley Park as well as virtual events you can attend from the comfort of your own home.
As a Friend, you can enjoy free unlimited year-round access to our heritage site and museum, plus a range of other benefits including exclusive events, previews and discounts.
We offer award-winning learning sessions tailored to pupils of any age.
We offer award-winning learning sessions tailored to pupils of any age. Whether you are looking for an on-site visit, a virtual session or for us to come to you we have tailored session. Exciting hands-on demonstrations and engaging sessions will encourage learning about WW2, teamwork, codebreaking and much more.
Find out what went on at Bletchley Park during WW2: how the German Enigma operators tried to keep their messages secret, how they sent them and how the codebreakers listened in to these messages.
Please explore for important information related to your visit.
Our very own bursary scheme, funded by kind donations from external organisations, charities and individuals, allows eligible schools to experience Bletchley Park’s Learning programme for free.
Please find all of our frequently asked questions regarding learning visits, if you would like to ask any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Learning Team through the contact form or via the phone.
We are now taking bookings for Learning sessions between 7 June and 31 July 2021. Bookings for the 2021/22 academic year are now also being taken.
We are now taking bookings for Outreach sessions between 7 June and 31 July 2021. Bookings for the 2021/22 academic year are now also being taken.
Why not treat somebody to a day out at Britain’s best kept secret! Let them walk in the footsteps of our amazing Codebreakers and sample the atmosphere of the original WW2 Huts and beautiful Victorian Mansion.
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The following sessions are available for booking by any Outreach visits. Some of these sessions are identical to sessions delivered during on-site visits, so if your students will also be visiting (or have already visited) Bletchley Park please let us know when you get in touch so that we can advise accordingly.
A whistle-stop introductory tour of secret messaging throughout history, including the opportunity to do some codebreaking!
Suitable for any room layout. Advisable for normal class-sized groups (this is flexible). Can be adjusted for session lengths of 45 minutes up to 2 hours.
Prerequisite knowledge: None
Includes demonstration of a real, working Enigma machine
Subject relevance: Mathematics, History
Suitable for UK School Key Stages: 2, 3, 4
An introduction to Enigma, the famous encryption system used by Germany throughout World War Two. The session covers some of the misconceptions surrounding the machine; looks into one of its aspects that made it such a secure machine at the time: the sheer number of possible settings (and how to calculate them); and discusses some of the things that made it less secure than it could have been.
Prerequisite knowledge: Assumes some prior understanding of codes, ciphers, World War Two and Bletchley Park’s role in it.
Suitable for UK School Key Stages: 4, 5+
A parallel to our The Story of Enigma session focussing instead on the less well-known cousin to Enigma, the Lorenz cipher machine, used at higher levels in Germany’s military.
Prerequisite knowledge: Assumes some understanding of Enigma machines, codes, ciphers, World War Two and Bletchley Park’s role in it.
Subject relevance: Mathematics, Computing, History
If you already know how Lorenz was used by the German High Command, and how it works to encrypt and decrypt information, this session will delve more deeply into how it was broken, focussing on one key breakthrough. This would be an excellent followup for a group who have already taken part in The Story of Lorenz.
Prerequisite knowledge: Assumes some understanding of Lorenz machines, binary codes and modulo 2 addition, codes, ciphers, World War Two and Bletchley Park’s role in it.
An interactive lecture-style presentation for groups interested in the history of Bletchley Park as a codebreaking centre in World War 2.
Suitable for any room layout with any size audience (although if an Enigma demonstration is to be included it is advisable to keep group sizes to around 30 people unless appropriate visualiser equipment can be provided). Best for session lengths of one hour with some flexibility.
This session can include a hands-on demonstration of a real, working Enigma machine.
Subject relevance: History
Suitable for UK School Key Stages: 3, 4, 5+
Assemblies and short presentations can also be arranged as part of your visit.
Other topics related to Bletchley Park’s story and themes may be requested but whether we are able to commit to developing new sessions depends on a number of factors.
Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.
We are now taking bookings for Outreach sessions for the 2021/22 academic year and beyond.
+44 (0) 1908 640404
Our team is happy to answer any queries between 9.30 – 16.45 everyday.
Any queries submitted through the contact form will be responded to as soon as possible.