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.
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Explore Bletchley Park’s stories, find out more about the history of the site, the people who worked here.
WAAF Eleanor Milnes was a Morse Slip Reader while at Bletchley Park. In September 1945 she married Edward Fell, an Army Sergeant. Here the couple stand outside the church in Ilkeston on their wedding day. Eleanor wears a horseshoe and wooden spoons round her waist. The horseshoe is a symbol of good luck often seen at weddings, and the wooden spoon was traditionally given to a bride to help her prepare good food for her husband.
Eleanor and Ted Fell received several telegrams congratulating them on their wedding. Two telegrams came from Bletchley, one wishing them best wishes for the future, and this telegram addressed to “Mr & Mrs Newlyweds” which was sent to Eleanor and Ted in Nottingham where they stayed before their wedding in Derbyshire. It’s likely that one of Eleanor’s colleagues from Bletchley sent the couple this message: “Congratulations on your new journey”.
Bombe Operator Jessie Morgan (Jones) received this Valentine’s Day card from an admirer in Dundee in 1943. Jessie was billeted at Walton Hall, just outside Bletchley. The message inside the card reads “You’ve collared this heart of mine, my own sweet Valentine!”
Sylvia Dorothy Mitchell (Forbes-Harper) married Peter Forbes-Harper after VJ Day. Sylvia was a Modified Typex Operator and Shift Leader at Bletchley Park. She and Peter wrote letters to each other regularly. Peter was posted to Cairo, Egypt so like many couples Peter and Sylvia were separated for much of the war. After three years of separation, Peter is becoming impatient and tells Sylvia that he wants to marry her at the earliest convenience. In this excerpt, from a letter dated just before VE Day, Peter says that he would like a new photograph of Sylvia; “because it does help a little to bring you a little closer to me, specially when I know it has only been taken a few weeks back.”
In this letter Sylvia writes to Peter in eager anticipation of his return. Written just after VJ Day when Sylvia had left Bletchley Park, it was only a matter of weeks before Peter would return home from Cairo to marry Sylvia. However, the wedding arrangements didn’t go quite as smoothly as the couple would have liked. Peter’s departure from Egypt was delayed which meant that the wedding had to be postponed for several days. After many years of wartime turmoil, the couple married in September 1945 in London.
On 27 December 1941, Alan Michell and Glenys Davies tied the knot at St Andrews Church in Dinas Powys, Wales. Alan was posted to Bletchley Park at around the same time and brought his new wife to stay locally at the gatehouse of Liscombe Park. While living there Glenys gave birth to their first child, attended by Lady Bonsor of Liscombe Park.
While on leave from her role in Block D at Bletchley Park in 1944, Elizabeth Louise Varnham met her future husband John Frame. Soon after their meeting, John was posted to Delhi, India, working in the Cypher Section. The pair wrote to each other until John was demobbed in early 1946. Elizabeth stayed at Bletchley Park after VJ Day and in this letter to John written in October 1945 she explains that she has been to a very jolly farewell dance and that she’s sure he doesn’t mind her going out to a party because; “there is no one but you Johnny. You are the one I dream about, and want to spend the rest of my life with”. The reality of wartime relationships is highlighted later in the letter when Elizabeth explains her fear that something might have happened to John when his regular letters were delayed due to a storm for almost a week. Happily, John and Elizabeth were married in Spring 1946 in Elizabeth’s hometown of Meopham, Kent.
James ‘Jimmy’ Thirsk met his wife Irene Joan Watkins at Bletchley Park and the pair married in summer 1945 after VE Day. Jimmy had seen Joan around and knew she worked in the Fusion Room, but it wasn’t until much later when they were both billeted at the Shenley Road camp that they finally met. Jimmy recalls their first meeting; “She was a Sergeant and I was a Sergeant Major at that time and we were in the Sergeants’ Mess, where there was a lot more fraternising.” Jimmy also remembers that Bletchley Park had quite a relaxed approach to couples who were stepping-out.
Barbarie Malim (Rowntree) was working in Hut 4 when she got married. As part of Naval Section she worked under the direction of Frank Birch and Walter Ettinghausen. Both Birch and Ettinghausen have signed this makeshift congratulatory greeting card from colleagues wishing Barbarie “love and best wishes for your future happiness”. Written on very fragile wartime paper, with a government seal used to create a decorative bow, this is a rare survivor from the archive.
Helene Lovie Taylor (Aldwinckle) worked at Bletchley Park from 1942 primarily in Hut 6. Helene married John Aldwinckle in February 1945. She remembers heading down to London to celebrate VE Day with her new husband. John had been with an RAF special duties squadron, dropping SOE agents, and had only just arrived back in England a couple of days before VE Day.