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.
Bletchley Park Trust extends grateful thanks to the Friends, Veterans, Charitable Trusts, Volunteers, Individuals, and Corporate Supporters for their valuable contributions to the Museum.
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What is the maximum number of students you can take per visit?
The maximum capacity for the onsite facilitated Learning Programme is 180 students per day. Large parties must divide into smaller groups whilst they are here at Bletchley Park. Workshops and guided tours can accommodate up to 30 students.
How many adults do I need to bring?
You must have a minimum staff: student ratio of 1:10.
One staff member may attend free of charge for every five students under the age of 18. Please contact us if the needs of your students require you to bring a higher ratio of carers.
What do we need to bring?
When can we arrive and depart the site?
Due to the limited space on our coach arrival area, you will be allocated an arrival time and a departure time allowing you approximately 4 hours onsite. We ask that groups make every effort to adhere to timings as unscheduled changes may delay your entry to the Park.
What happens when we arrive?
On arrival groups will be met at their coach by a member of staff. When possible, coach parking is provided at Stadium MK, home to the MK Dons football club; your driver will be briefed on how to locate the coach park. Drivers must return to site 10 minutes before the allocated departure time. Parking is available on-site for school minibuses and cars only. Groups arriving by train should report to the Porters’ Lodge by the entrance.
Can workshop and tour times be adjusted if we arrive late?
For groups taking part in the Learning Programme, if you arrive later than expected we will endeavour to accommodate your group but please be aware that your itinerary may be affected and we cannot guarantee the rescheduling of your session or tour.
Can our students explore the park by themselves?
The park is open to the public and the grounds are spread across a wide area with multiple buildings and a lake. For safeguarding reasons it is important that students are supervised and accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Do we have to request a time slot to visit the shop?
You can visit the shop at any point during your self-guided time. Due to space restrictions only 10 students are permitted in the shop at any one time and they must be supervised and accompanied by a member of your visit staff. Please note the shop is often particularly busy around school departure times (13.30-14.45) and so we recommend you visit earlier in the day.
Can my group store their bags somewhere?
Unfortunately we are not able to provide storage areas for bags, lunch crates or other items.
Can we visit the site before our trip, to help us prepare?
Yes! We strongly encourage teachers to carry out a pre-visit. Once a provisional booking has been made, up to three teachers from the school may visit free of charge by arrangement – please contact the Learning Department to book this.
We are looking to visit The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) on the same day. Can we book that through you?
TNMOC is a separate organisation next to Bletchley Park. Bookings can be made by contacting (0)1908 374708. If you decide to visit please let us know so we can adjust timings accordingly.
How is Bletchley Park working to make learning visits sustainable?
Bletchley Park is working to reduce or negate its impact on the environment through its operations. As an organisation, we understand the need to reduce our carbon footprint, but this makes up just part of our aspirations to preserve the environment and play an active role in slowing climate change.
A sample of Bletchley Park’s green initiatives include:
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