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Everything you need to know about keeping you safe while at Bletchley Park

Booking & Ticketing

 

When will you be open?

Our summer opening hours are 9.30 – 17.00 (last entry at 15.00). Book now to visit.

How do I book a timed entry slot?

Head to our bookings page to select your date, your timed entry slot and your ticket type.

Why do I have to book a timed entry slot?

Whilst we continue to limit the number of visitors on site, please select the date you wish to visit and a timed entry slot. By having timed entry slots, we are able to manage visitor flow and reduce queues.

How many tickets will be available each day?

To help us manage capacity onsite we are limiting the number of tickets available. We will be monitoring this closely and hope to release extra tickets over the coming weeks so please keep checking our website for the latest updates.

How far in advance can I book a timed entry slot?

You can book your visit up to twelve months in advance.

If I have an Annual Season Pass or a Friend Membership, do I have to book?

Yes please. Whilst we continue to limit the number of visitors on site, we are asking all visitors to book their visit via our bookings page, where you select your date and your timed entry slot. This includes Annual Season Pass holders and Friends.

Do I need to pay extra if I am a Friend or have an existing valid Annual Season Pass?

No, you don’t need to pay anything extra. Just select a date and a timed entry slot to book your visit and then bring your Friends’ membership card and a form of ID with you, or your Annual Season Pass.

My Annual Season Pass expired during the lockdown and I wasn’t able to visit. Have you extended Annual Season Passes?  

We are pleased to extend all Annual Season Passes by the period we have been closed. Please contact our Bookings team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 272673 if you would like to double check your expiry date.

If you would like to come back, please book now and bring your Annual Season Pass with you to show in Admissions on arrival.

My Annual Season Pass is still valid but are you automatically extending its validity to compensate for your closure? 

We recognise that a lot of people would have been prevented from using their Annual Season Pass for return visits during the lockdown.

We are pleased to extend all Annual Season Passes by the period we have been closed. Please contact our Bookings team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 272673 if you would like to double check your expiry date. If you would like to come back, please book now and bring your Annual Season Pass with you to show in Admissions on arrival.

I was booked to visit during your closure period. Can I reschedule to come another time?

Yes, we would love to welcome you back for a rescheduled visit.  If you would like to come back, please book now and bring your Annual Season Pass with you to show in Admissions on arrival.

I had an afternoon tea booked during lockdown. Can I rearrange?

We have been contacting all those who had booked an afternoon tea to rearrange your visit. If you haven’t been contacted, please contact our Bookings team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 272673.

What should I do when I arrive?

When you book, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Please bring this email with you when you arrive, either on a mobile device or as a print-out, plus any ID required for concessions and Friends. We want to keep queuing to a minimum so if you can have these ready when you arrive in Admissions, we’d be grateful.

Please try and arrive for your timed entry slot. This doesn’t limit your time on site; it just allows us to stagger entry so we can manage visitor flow.

What if I am early or late for my booked timed entry slot?

Please try and arrive within your timed entry slot to help us manage flow. If you are early or late, please notify a member of the team on arrival and they will be happy to assist you.

When is your last entry? If I book a timed entry slot, will I only have 30 minutes to explore the site?  

Our timed entry slots help us manage flow on site and stagger entry. They do not limit your time on site. Our last timed entry slot is currently from 15.00, which will still give you two hours to explore the site – perfect for an afternoon out. Our Annual Season Pass gives you unlimited free returns for a year. Everyone who holds an Annual Season Pass must still book for all return visits.

How do I cancel my visit if I can no longer make it?

Please only book if you are confident you will be able to visit. Let us know as soon as possible, if you can no longer visit, by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 272673.

How do I book my ticket if I am a carer?

Carers or companions of disabled visitors access the site free of charge. As a carer, when you book, please select the ‘Access companion’ option from the ticket types available (a free option) and ensure you are booked into the same timed entry slot as the person for whom you are caring, and arrive together at Admissions. Please take a look at our Admission prices page for further details of all ticket types.

How many people does a family ticket cover?

We offer two family tickets; a ticket that covers one adult and two children (aged 12-17), and a ticket that covers two adults and two children (aged 12-17). Under 12s visit for free (must be accompanied by an adult). Please select the appropriate family ticket type on our bookings page.

I have a voucher from a third party. Can I still book a visit?

Yes, if you have a prepaid ticket from a third party, please contact our Bookings team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 272673 and they will book a timed entry slot for you.

Do you have any offers available?

Yes, we have a Local Residents’ offer which gives those living within a ten miles radius 50% off usual admission prices. We also offer discounts to English Heritage members, the armed forces, 2 for 1 Rail discount, over 60s (concessions) and others. Under 12s are able to visit for free (must be accompanied by an adult). Please take a look at our plan a visit page for further details.

Can I buy a gift ticket?

Yes, you can purchase gift tickets by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 272673.

How long do you recommend for a visit?

There is a lot to see and do here at Bletchley Park, so we recommend four to five hours for a visit, however, the tickets you purchase are Annual Season Passes and therefore you are welcome to return as many times as you wish within a year of your first visit date. Don’t forget to book your timed entry slot online. The last time entry slot is from 15.00 which still gives you two hours to explore the site.

What should I wear?

A visit to Bletchley Park involves both indoor and outdoor activities, we would recommend outdoor clothing and footwear to get the most out of your visit. Any heel which covers an area smaller than a postage stamp can cause irreparable damage to floors and carpets. We regret, therefore, that sharp-heeled shoes are not permitted.

Safety measures

 

What measures are Bletchley Park taking to make my visit safe?

Your enjoyment and comfort and that of our staff and volunteers, is our highest priority.  That’s why we’re limiting the number of people on site and continuing with timed entry slots, including for Friends and existing Annual Season Pass holders. We are also maintaining some one-way routes through buildings, keeping our hand sanitiser stations and asking everyone to respect other people’s space.

Do I need to wear a face covering?

As of Monday 19 July 2021, face coverings (indoors and outdoors) are no longer mandatory. The government ‘expects and recommends people wear face coverings in crowded places’ so do feel free to wear a face covering inside our buildings if you wish. The updated guidance applies to our team members as well.

What about social distancing? 

As of Monday 19 July 2021, the government has removed the restrictions on social distancing. However, we ask that everyone continues to respect other people’s space.

What if I am unwell?

Please do not visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are an onset of a new continuous cough or a high temperature (over 38°C) or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). If you have any of these symptoms you should stay at home and follow the government guidance.

Previously booked tickets can be rescheduled for a later date without difficulty. Please contact our Bookings team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 272673.

Where can I find your risk assessment?

Our Bletchley Park COVID 19 Risk Assessment is available back on our Visiting Us page, at the bottom, in our COVID resources area.

Facilities

 

Will your toilets be open?

Yes! All our toilet facilities are open. Accessible and baby-change facilities are available across the site. All facilities are cleaned regularly.

Will all of the museum be open?  

Our historic buildings, exhibitions and grounds are fully open and we have retained some one-way systems to help with visitor flow.

Will your shop be open?

Yes, our shop is open for you to visit. We are accepting card and cash payments in the shop.

Are you still offering guided tours?

Guided tours will resume from 1 August 2021.

Will Multimedia guides be available?

Yes, our free Multimedia guides are available to pick up from the Block C Visitor Centre. You may wish to bring your own earphones, however all units come with headphones that are thoroughly cleaned between uses.

Is Bletchley Park wheelchair accessible?

Bletchley Park is fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are also available to borrow from our Visitor Centre. Unfortunately, we cannot provide assistance around the Museum for wheelchair users. However, assistance will be available at wheelchair lifts.

What do you have on site for children?

There is a lot to see and do here at Bletchley Park! In addition to our lovely park, we also have a children’s play area for the little ones to explore. Our children’s trails provide hours of engaging and educational entertainment for young members of your group. Under 12s visit for free. Take a look at our families page for further information.

Will the play area be open?

Yes, our children’s play area, adjacent to the Hut 4 Café, is open daily.

Will your events be taking place?

Every weekend this summer, from 31 July 2021, we will be hosting live music performances on the lawn. For the little ones, our Teddy Bear Trail will be available throughout the summer holidays, starting on Saturday 24 July. Please check our ‘What’s On’ page for all the information you need on this year’s events programme.

What if it rains, do you have a dry indoor space for visitors?

Bletchley Park is both an outdoor and indoor visitor attraction. You may be able to shelter from the rain in our historic buildings or why not drop into our Hut 4 Café or Block C Coffee Shop for a treat? We recommend you also bring an umbrella or waterproof coat if rain looks likely.

What if I leave something in my car?

Please notify a team member and they will be happy to assist you.

Are dogs allowed?

We do not allow dogs or pets to enter Bletchley Park and they cannot be left in vehicles for safety reasons. We do welcome all registered Assistance Dogs and Guide Dogs. If your dog requires a water bowl, please ask a member of staff who will be happy to provide one. If you have any queries before your visit, please do not hesitate to get in touch via [email protected]

Do you have a left luggage facility?

Sorry, we do not currently offer a left luggage facility.

Can I download a map of Bletchley Park before I visit?

Even better, you can view our interactive map, new for this year! This will help you plan your visit as you can learn about everything to see and do, and the layout of the site. On arrival, you can pick up a site map to help you navigate your way around.

Where is the nearest bus station?

The nearest bus station is Bletchley bus station, which is a ten-minute walk from Bletchley Park. This has inter-urban links to the Milton Keynes area and beyond.

Do you have parking on site?

Yes. We have free parking on site.

Do you have electric car charge points?

Yes, we have two electric charging points available for visitors. These work with both Charge Master and Polar Plus Systems. Standard charges apply.

Booking is not available for these charging points and there is no time restriction. They operate on a first come, first served basis.

Food & drink

 

Is food and drink available on site?  

Delicious food and drink are available to purchase on site, for both ‘grab and go’ and eat-in options, in our Hut 4 Café and Block C Coffee Shop. During the summer months you can grab an ice cream at our Hut 1 Kiosk and we have other pop-up refreshment stands across the site.

Can I bring a picnic? 

Yes, you are very welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy our beautiful grounds. Please note, our indoor seating is reserved for visitors who have purchased food on site.

 

Groups & Learning

 

Are schools, Learning groups and other groups still able to visit?

Yes. We are taking bookings for Learning visits once again. We also continue to offer Virtual Learning Sessions and Outreach visits are available, as well. Please take a look at our Learning pages for the latest information.

Can I book a Group visit?

Yes. We are now accepting bookings for Group visits. Please contact our Bookings team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 272673.

Collections & research

 

I’m a researcher who would like to visit the Bletchley Park archives. Can I arrange a visit?

We are not currently able to arrange research visits to the collections as we do not yet have the appropriate staffing levels on site to support this service.

If you would like to arrange a visit when we are able to reopen the collections, please contact us on [email protected]. We will log your request and the Collections team will be in touch when it is possible to arrange your visit.

Can I research a family member who worked at Bletchley Park? 

Our Roll of Honour is currently unavailable. You may ask for a form to let us know about a possible addition to the Roll of Honour, by enquiring with a member of the team, who will be happy to help you.

Friends of Bletchley Park

 

Do I need to pay extra if I am a Friend?

No, you don’t need to pay anything extra.

If you hold a Friend Plus or Friend Family membership, when booking online please select up to your appropriate number of complimentary tickets. For example, if you are a Friend Plus member and are bringing a guest, you can select two Friend tickets, as per your benefits. If you would like to buy additional tickets for friends and family, you can do so by buying tickets in the same timeslot or asking them to do so (subject to availability). For this reason, we are limiting group size to six people. This is for your safety and protection.

Remember to bring your Friend membership card and a form of ID with you.

Supporting us

I would like to support Bletchley Park but I am unable visit at the moment. How can I support you?

Summer is one of our busiest times but due to current circumstances, we are not able to operate at full capacity and welcome our usual number of visitors. 95% of our income is generated through visitor entry so your ongoing support is much appreciated. You can support us by making a one-off donation or sponsoring a brick on our Codebreakers’ Wall. Thank you for your support and we hope you can visit us soon.