Bletchley Park Trust was delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal last week (Friday 16 October 2020) to enjoy a tour of the historic World War Two museum and heritage site, and to meet with staff and volunteers.
HRH spent around over an hour at Bletchley Park meeting with representatives from every department, hearing about how the site reopened to visitors and learning about the new COVID-secure measures in place. The Princess visited the Mansion, restored codebreaking huts, and immersive exhibitions.
Iain Standen, CEO of Bletchley Park Trust said: “It was wonderful to welcome HRH The Princess Royal on site today. She was interested to meet everyone who has worked so hard this year to reopen Bletchley Park and embrace the challenges and changes we have faced in 2020.”
Bletchley Park Trust is a registered charity, heritage attraction and independent museum, open daily, whose mission is to attract, engage and educate people from all over the world in order to inspire them with Bletchley Park’s crucial role in World War Two. As an independent charity, it relies on income from visitors, Friends and supporters to secure the long-term future of the site.
Last week, Bletchley Park announced it had received almost £1.5m in vital funding to support its work over the next two years, in light of the severe financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bletchley Park has received Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark in recognition of all the safety measures in place for visitors and team members. Under 12s visit for free. Prebooking essential.