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.
The Bletchley Park Recreational Club was started in October 1940 under the Chairmanship of Captain Stanley Edgar. Its aim was “to provide, for all members of Bletchley Park, facilities for recreation and amusement which otherwise do not exist in Bletchley”. At first, only a small number of activities were offered but, as membership grew, more were offered. In addition to the activities listed here, staff could play squash, tennis and table tennis. There was also an Art Section and a Rambling Club.
This membership card belonged to Emily Cundall, a Foreign Office Civilian who worked at Bletchley Park. Each member received a membership card on which the subscriptions paid would be entered and receipted. Members were expected to pay their subscriptions regularly the first of each month and should carry their cards with them when visiting the Club.
The Musical Society would occasionally host concerts by external groups at the Assembly Hall. The Assembly Hall – originally called the Lecture Hall – was built outside the gates of Bletchley Park in 1942 to facilitate social activity. It seated up to 400 people. The Griller Quartet, led by violinist Sidney Griller, was a popular British musical ensemble active from the 1930s.
As well as hosting concerts, the Recreational Club would also perform themselves, sometimes for charities such as the British Red Cross. Here, Roma Craze, a Foreign Office Civilian at Bletchley Park, was singing mezzo-soprano and Reginald Parker, who famously devised the procedure to reveal repeat keys used by Enigma operators known as ‘Parkerismus’, was performing sketches. Parker would later become Chairman of the Recreational Club Executive Committee.
Our collections include original material written and performed by members of the Recreational Club, usually based on their lives at Bletchley Park. This song doesn’t appear to have a title but seems to have been performed by a group of women who were poking fun at some of their male colleagues.
Herbert Murrill, who worked on Japanese codes and ciphers at Bletchley Park, was also the conductor for the Bletchley Park Music Society. He was Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music and went on to become Head of Music at the BBC in 1950.
A Club Art Section was formed following the establishment of a small art studio in the gatehouse at Bletchley Park. Here is a selection of the items exhibited in Summer 1945. This is only the first page of three – a total of 83 items were exhibited by 34 different people.
Dance Section was one of the first Recreation Club sections to be created. Initially, many of the dances were held at a local school in Bletchley. After Assembly Hall was built, dances could be held more regularly. In 1944, 75 informal and seven formal dances were held, and ballroom dance classes given by a professional teacher. Scottish reels were also popular, with lunchtime practices and a weekly evening dance.
Various sports clubs were introduced at Bletchley Park. Annette Townend, an Air Ministry Civilian, took up fencing in January 1941. In one of her regular letters to her parents, dated 29 September 1941, she describes competitions with other sections and winning trophies. The last letter of hers in our collection reveals she was still fencing in 1944.
The Recreational Club grew so large that it needed a President, Executive Committee and Secretary and kept financial accounts. 1945 was a difficult year for the Club. The exodus of staff after VE Day meant a decline in both membership and revenue. Many who left had given valuable and unselfish assistance in running the various subsections. The Recreational Club was ultimately dissolved in April 1946 following the move of the Government Code & Cypher School from Bletchley Park to Eastcote.