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.
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt was appointed German commander-in-chief in the West from March 1942. Here, Bletchley Park records his visit to inspect German defences along the French coast in April 1942. Known as the Atlantic Wall, this extensive system of fortifications and defences was erected from 1942 to 1944, in anticipation of an Allied invasion of occupied Europe.
The reverse of von Rundstedt’s index card reports his dismissal after the Allies’ successful D-Day invasion on 6 June 1944 and the German defeat in Normandy. Also noted is his succession by General Günther von Kluge, although these messages are not recorded in date order. The first rumour of the succession, intercepted on 4 July 1944, was only added to the index card after intelligence from messages later in July had confirmed von Rundstedt’s dismissal and replacement.
In 1942, General (later Field Marshal) Erwin Rommel was commander of the new Deutsches Afrika Korps in North Africa. His card records the Axis capture of Tobruk, a strategically significant port city on Libya’s eastern Mediterranean coast, near the border with Egypt. Taken by the Allies in January 1941, Tobruk was defended successfully through an 8-month siege later that year. It finally fell to Axis forces after a second attack in June 1942.
Later entries on Rommel’s card refer to his posting to France from November 1943, under the command of Field Marshal von Rundstedt. The bottom four lines record the famous incident when Rommel was severely wounded after his staff car was strafed by an Allied fighter plane on 17 July 1944, near Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery in Normandy. Rommel was hospitalised, but is recorded here as recuperating on the outskirts of Paris by the end of that month.
The Japanese diplomatic index lists not only mentions of military personnel in intercepted Japanese diplomatic messages, but also key civilians. Professor Baeker is noted as studying penicillin at the Robert Koch Research Station. Based in Berlin, the Robert Koch Institute conducted research into infectious diseases that could threaten military striking power.
Japanese personnel were frequently mentioned in their diplomatic traffic, which covered not only military matters but also individuals’ personal circumstances. Major Saburo Kato’s card tracks his health in 1944. Hospitalised in Turkey with a temperature of 100.4 degrees, he is then recorded as convalescing. Several months later, a signal from Tokyo requests a report on his condition.
Yoshisada Shizuno’s card notes his promotion from mechanic to engineer, and that he was paid a remittance of 2200 yen while working in Rome in January 1943. Further cards record his attendance at a technical conference in Berlin, postings in France and Italy, and his marriage on 10 July 1944.
General Oshima was the Japanese Ambassador to Berlin. His reports on high-level meetings with German command, including Hitler, were the Allies’ “main basis of information regarding Hitler’s intentions in Europe”, according to General George Marshall, Chief of Staff of the US Army. This card records talks with von Ribbentrop, Germany’s Foreign Minister, on the prospect of the Second Front – an Allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe that had been proposed by Stalin in 1942 in order to relieve pressure from German forces on Russia’s western front.
Other cards in the Japanese diplomatic message index collate information about many different individuals. Messages listed here refer to German personnel and range from the award of several decorations to new appointments and postings, anti-typhus research work, and another set of talks between the Japanese and von Ribbentrop.
Similar compilations exist for Japanese personnel. Many entries on this card refer to the complexities of international travel in wartime. The Argentinian Government are recorded as refusing visas for two Japanese officers, Majors Kaneko and Nishida. Later that year, a warning is sent that if Major Kaneko remains much longer in Lima he is in danger of being interred.