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.
- Personal items relating to individuals who served at Bletchley Park, such as Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman, including Porgy, Turing’s teddy bear.