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Everything you need to know about visiting Bletchley Park

Booking & Ticketing

 

When are you open?

Our summer opening hours (1 March – 31 October) are 9.30 – 17.00 (last entry at 15.00).
Winter opening hours (1 November – 28 February) are 9.30 – 16.00 (last entry at 14.00)

Do I have to book to visit Bletchley Park?

You don’t have to, no, although we encourage people to do so. Whilst we will always have tickets available on the day, we understand that lots of people like to plan ahead.

How do I book?

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

How far in advance can I book my visit?

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

What if I need to / want to change my arrival time? What if I am running early or late?

We completely understand that these things happen and your circumstances change. You might unavoidably need to come at a different time due to traffic, a fuel crisis or sickness in the family. Please don’t worry, we are very flexible! There’s no need to contact us – we will sort it all out quickly and effortlessly on your arrival. We look forward to seeing you.

When is your last entry? If I book an afternoon timed entry slot, will I only have limited time 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 14.00, which will still give you two hours to explore the site – perfect for an afternoon out. Our Annual Pass gives you unlimited free returns for a year.

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.

Do I have to pay extra for an Annual Pass?

No! Your ticket for admission automatically allows you to return unlimited within a year of your first visit date. This means that you can visit again and again.

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

You don’t have to book in advance. However, we do encourage repeat visitors to book their visit in advance via our bookings page. This page includes Annual Pass holders and Friends Membership choices.

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

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

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 a 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 visit for free (must be accompanied by an adult). Please take a look at our Admission prices on our Plan a Visit page for further details.

Can I buy gift vouchers or 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 Passes and therefore you are welcome to return as many times as you wish within a year of your first visit date.

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.

Information about measures currently in place at Bletchley Park relating to COVID-19 can be found here: Keeping You Safe

If you have any questions, please contact our Bookings team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 272673.

Facilities

 

Will all of the museum be open?  

Our historic buildings, exhibitions and grounds are fully open. There may be occasions where the museum, some exhibitions or some parts of the museum will not be open. Please ensure you have checked the website and our social media before your visit to so you are aware of any closures to all or part of the museum.

Can I enter The National Museum of Computing with my ticket for Bletchley Park?

The National Museum of Computing is an independent museum based on the wider Bletchley Park site. It has a separate admission fee and opening times. Please visit the National Museum of Computing website for the latest visitor information.

Do you have toilet facilities?

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

Do you have a gift shop?

Yes, our shop is open for you to visit. There is a variety of unique souvenirs to remind you of your day out with us. We are accepting card and cash payments in the shop.

Are you offering guided tours?

Yes, with several tours throughout the day. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Book onto a tour in our Block C Visitor Centre.

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 headphones, 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. Please read our full access statement and further information on our Accessibility page.

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.

Am I allowed to bring a ball to play with on site?

No, please do not bring a ball with you. Although we have some grassed areas, ball games are not allowed.

How do I find out if anything special is happening at Bletchley Park?

All the information about our events and activities that are open to the public can be found on our What’s On pages. Most events are included with the price of admission, or by using your Annual Pass, but there are some events which require an additional charge.

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]

Will the play area be open?

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

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.

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! 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?

We have limited free parking on site. On very busy days, our car parks can get full, and you may be asked to park offsite nearby.

Do you have parking for motor homes?

Yes, we have a limited amount of parking available for motor homes. The size limit is 7.5 tonnes. On very busy days, these spaces may fill up quickly.

Do you have electric car charge points?

Please be aware that our electric charging points are currently out of service.
We have two electric charging points available for visitors. These work with both Charge Master and Polar Plus Systems. Standard charges apply. Pre-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

 

Are 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.

Can I bring a picnic? 

Yes, you are very welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy our beautiful grounds, though there is limited outdoor seating during the winter months. Please note, our indoor seating is reserved for visitors who have purchased food on site.

Groups & Learning

 

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

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

Can I book a Group visit? 

Yes, we are 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 collections. Can I arrange a visit?

We are temporarily unable to arrange research visits to view material in our collection that is not already on display.  The Collections team are in the process of moving from our existing stores to our brand new Collections Centre.  When the centre opens in autumn 2022, we will have improved facilities for the care of our collections and better amenities for research visits.

In the meantime, you can contact the collections team via [email protected].  We will log your request and the Collections team will be in touch when we reopen the service.

 

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

Our Roll of Honour is available to search online. 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

 

How do I become a Friend of Bletchley Park?

As a Friend of Bletchley Park, you can enjoy free unlimited year-round access to our museum and heritage attraction, plus a range of other benefits including exclusive events, previews and discounts. Your support also helps us to continue to share the outstanding achievements of the Codebreakers – whose work had such an impact on the modern world. It also helps  support our award-winning learning programme for children, young people and communities in the UK and from around the world. Visit Become A Friend to learn more.

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).  You are also very welcome to visit Bletchley Park without booking in advance. Please check in with our Admissions team on arrival 

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?

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.