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.
Bletchley 1945, Night Watch by Phyllis Dalton, MBE | Phyllis Barton (née Dalton) served at Bletchley Park from June 1944 to 1945. She sketched this picture of a Wren hurrying off to Night Watch while she was billeted at Crawley Grange. As a Bombe Operator, she found Night Watch rather long and dull.
Photograph of Phyllis Dalton |
Phyllis Barton (née Dalton) was a Bombe Operator serving in Hut 11A at Bletchley Park. After the War, she became an Academy Award winning costume designer with films including Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and The Princess Bride.
Of her time at Bletchley Park, she recalled:
“We did realise that the end result made sense to someone in intelligence even if it did not make sense to us. I was also vaguely aware that they may have not been able to use all of the information obtained from our work in order not to make the enemy aware. We were small cogs in a large organisation and we were very young.”
Memories of Gayhurst Manor: Checking Machines by Helen Rance | Helen Rance (née Thomson) was based at one of Bletchley Park’s outstations, Gayhurst Manor, from 1943 to 1945. As a Bombe Operator, she worked on both Bombe and Checking Machines. She sent this drawing to Bletchley Park’s archive in 1993. No photographs of the wartime operation at Gayhurst Manor have survived, so her sketches are a valuable reference to how the Outstation was laid out and functioned.
Memories of Gayhurst Manor: Bombes by Helen Rance | Helen Rance (née Thomson) operated both Bombes and Checking Machines at Gayhurst Manor until she was transferred to Bletchley Park in 1945. In a letter to the Archivist, she revealed: “When a job came up on our Bombe some of us put a little mark on the hat bands inside our hats.”
Shenley Road Military Camp by G. H. Gander | This impression of the Army accommodation built adjacent to Bletchley Park in 1944 is one of very few images we have of Shenley Road Military Camp. The pen-and-ink sketch is actually a greeting card, one of several in our collection which show local scenes of Bletchley, Fenny Stratford and the surrounding area.
Programme for ‘The Late Christopher Bean’ | Shenley Road Military Camp had an active social aspect – the Drama Group regularly put on performances. This programme was from a performance held 10-12 October 1944 in the next-door Assembly Hall on Wilton Avenue.
What Did You Do In the War, Mummy? | This drawing by Doreen Luke (née Spencer) shows her work at Bletchley Park’s Autoroom in Block E. She was a Wireless Operator and Morse Slip Reader. This latter highly-skilled job required members of the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) to read a strip of Morse code, printed out as a wavy line, whilst simultaneously touch-typing the message into plain text. Accuracy in both Morse and typing, as well as excellent focus, were crucial as the smallest mistakes might have significant consequences.
Photograph of LACW Doreen Spencer (left) and LACW Barbara Springall | Doreen Luke (née Spencer) stayed in touch with her friend Barbara Day (née Springall) throughout her life. The two had met through work, both members of the WAAF. The shoulder badges which Doreen Luke illustrated in her sketch ‘What Did You Do in the War, Mummy’ can be seen clearly in this photograph, showing that both women were Signals Operators. In her memoir about her work at Bletchley Park, Doreen Luke said:
Girls of Hut 4 | Penelope Bishop served in Hut 4, Naval Section and drew a series of sketches of her colleagues. These were kept by one of the group and later donated to Bletchley Park’s archive. Many of the women met up later in life and wrote a memoir. Of their time at BP, they wrote:
Miss Farrell visits the Admiralty | This sketch by Penelope Bishop of her Hut 4 colleague Adrienne Farrell represents a real-life event. Adrienne Farrell later recalled: