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.
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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.
Much of the humour at Bletchley Park made light of the situations which staff found themselves in. This verse, attributed to cryptanalyst Lancelot Patrick Wilkinson, pokes fun at householders who had been forced to take Bletchley Park staff in to their homes as billetees.
A parody of the popular Nelson Eddy song “Trees”, this song was known at Bletchley by that title. Written by Daphne Wherry of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), it was particularly popular at Bletchley Park Drama Group performances.
Wren Rosemary Lyster wrote “A lament for a lost alphabet” between shifts listening to German navy radio messages at the Coverack Wireless Interception station, Cornwall. The poem refers to the changes to the UK’s phonetic alphabet system (Apple, Beer, Charlie etc) that followed the American entry into the war.
The last entry in Rosemary’s lament demonstrates that she accepts the changes to the phonetic alphabet are a small price for the support of “….our gallant Allies” the Americans.
Probably the most famous poem connected to Bletchley Park is “A Bletchley Alphabet” which made reference to numerous well-known individuals. “Crawley” was Cecil Crawley, the Catering Manager, while “Foss” was Hugh Foss, a cryptanalyst in Naval Section throughout the war.
Although all the people featured in “A Bletchley Alphabet” would have been known to staff at the time, the identities of some are now uncertain. “Kevin” may have been N. Kevin O’Neill, of the Military Section and Testery, whilst “Lowe” was probably John Gerrard Lowe, who worked in Hut 3.
‘Nenk’ is Major David Nenk, a cryptographer working on Japanese codes. Dudley Owen worked Naval Section, while Reiss refers to Bletchley’s Transport Officer, Vincent Reiss.
When not working on meteorological and Japanese codes, Stanley Sedgwick was Secretary of the Bletchley Park Ballroom Dancing Club. Brigadier John Tiltman was a career cryptographer who rose to be a Deputy Director of Bletchley Park and Colonel B.E. “Bert” Wallace was in charge of allocating tasks to radio interception ‘Y’ stations.
This verse, written for a Drama Club revue, addresses the variety of people found at Bletchley Park and the pride that they should have in their achievements. The “…dons at the Duncombe” refers to those who drank at the Duncombe Arms public house in Great Brickhill, a village not far from Bletchley.
The author of this work is humorously expressing the humdrum nature of keeping card indexes up to date. In an age before computers the card index was the best method for storing and retrieving information and Bletchley Park generated tens of thousands of such cards.