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 delicious range of food and drink options for you to enjoy. Our Café in Hut 4 and Coffee shop 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.
Find out more about the Bletchley Park Trust - who we are and what we do.
The Bletchley Park Roll of Honour lists all those believed to have worked in signals intelligence during World War Two, at Bletchley Park and other locations. Compiled from information in official sources, publications and provided by Veterans, friends and families.
The Bletchley Park Roll of Honour lists all those believed to have worked in signals intelligence during World War Two, at Bletchley Park and other locations.
The Roll of Honour has been compiled from information in official sources, publications and, most importantly, that provided by the veterans themselves, their former colleagues and families.
Our commemorative wall for the Veterans, families & supporters of Bletchley Park.
Our digital commemorative wall for the Veterans, families & supporters of Bletchley Park.
The Codebreakers’ Wall is a specially reserved area in the grounds of Bletchley Park for Veterans, their families and supporters of Bletchley Park.
How sponsoring a brick on our commemorative wall at Bletchley Park works.
Sponsor a brick today on our commemorative wall for the Veterans, families & supporters of Bletchley Park.
A few points we need to quickly note.
Explore Bletchley Park’s stories, find out more about the history of the site, the people who worked here.
Staff at Y Stations were organised into shifts, known officially as ‘Watches’, so that the Stations could run 24 hours a day. These are the members of D Watch, Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, in circa 1943.
One of the smaller Y Stations was Bishop’s Waltham, near Southampton. Opened in early 1943, it initially intercepted German teleprinter traffic before switching to Morse Code messages later in the war.
ATS Intercept Operators recorded messages onto standard “W/T Red Forms”, translating the Morse Code they heard into alphabet letters. As all the messages were encrypted, their contents would have sounded like gibberish to the listener.
Ethel Bamford worked as a Teleprinter Operator at Beaumanor Y Station, Leicestershire, transmitting Enigma messages intercepted by the Station to Bletchley Park for decryption. The diamond insignia on her arm indicates that she was serving with the Royal Corps of Signals, whose cap badge she is also wearing on the front of her jacket.
Y Stations could be large establishments with hundreds of personnel. Beaumanor, in Leicestershire, was sufficiently large to support a staff magazine. Originally called BSM, it was later renamed The WOYGIAN after the War Office Y Group (WOYG).
Most ATS personnel working at Bletchley Park were part of SIXTA (No. 6 Intelligence School Traffic Analysis). This section studied call signs and other non-enciphered message data to build up a picture of the enemy’s locations and command structure.
Bletchley’s Testery section employed the ATS to operate its Tunny machines. These were used to decrypt messages from German High Command, enciphered using the Lorenz machine. Operating in shifts over 24 hours, 28 ATS women deciphered 6,037,000 letters of text in March 1945 alone.
Cpl Gladys Sweetland served at Bletchley Park from May 1943 to October 1945. She worked in the Military Section in Block F, and was part of the team tackling Japanese codes. Gladys wears the Intelligence Corps cap badge on her jacket.
From January 1944 Bletchley Park’s ATS personnel lived in Army huts at the nearby Shenley Road Military Camp. The camp was large enough to have its own Drama Group which operated alongside that of Bletchley Park.