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Object Collection

Object holdings focus on wartime machines, equipment and social history

The Object collections include circa 10,000 items, from cipher machines to radio equipment and personal memorabilia. Significant holdings include:

  • Two hundred encoding and other machines relevant to the activities of Bletchley Park and its Outstations, including a rare example of a Lorenz SZ42 encoding machine used by the German High Command, the largest UK display of Enigma machines, and the first Typex machine created.
  • Rare surviving fragments from Colossus machines (no original Colossus machine survives).
    Wartime radio equipment.
  • Items related to the social history of wartime Bletchley Park.
  • Uniforms.
  • Personal items relating to individuals who served at Bletchley Park, such as Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman, including Porgy, Turing’s teddy bear.

Related Pages

Oral History

The stories of people who had a connection to Bletchley Park

Oral History

The stories of people who had a connection to Bletchley Park