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 range of food and drink options available for you to enjoy. Our Café in Hut 4 and Coffeeshop 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.
Bletchley Park Trust extends grateful thanks to the Friends, Veterans, Charitable Trusts, Volunteers, Individuals, and Corporate Supporters for their valuable contributions to the Museum.
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Interested in volunteering at Bletchley Park?
Volunteers are vital to the running of Bletchley Park and an integral part in delivering an exceptional experience to thousands of our visitors each year. This couldn’t be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers.
Come and join our team of valued volunteers where you’ll help make a real difference.
We aim to deliver a faultless visitor experience, welcoming over 250,000 visitors per year, and to achieve this we need to recruit more volunteers.
Becoming a volunteer at Bletchley Park offers the opportunity to share your expertise and gain a new skill set, and it brings people together from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal, building camaraderie and teamwork.
Volunteering offers an incredibly rewarding experience and it is an opportunity to explore new personal interests and goals.
Above all, it is an opportunity to have fun and try something new.
“It has been a privilege to volunteer at such a special place; I always get the sense when I come to Bletchley Park that I am literally walking in the footsteps of the men and women who really made history.” Julie Hall, Oral History Project Volunteer
“It has been a privilege to volunteer at such a special place; I always get the sense when I come to Bletchley Park that I am literally walking in the footsteps of the men and women who really made history.”
You will go through a recruitment and selection process that is appropriate for the role. This process allows you to find out a little bit more about your chosen role and helps us get to know you.
Purpose of the role: To help ensure that every visitor to Bletchley Park always enjoys and excellent customer service and to be an ambassador of the Bletchley Park Trust, upholding the Trust’s aims and mission statement.
· Where you’ll have the chance to meet us
· Find out more about the volunteer role
· Where possible, try an activity that relates to your role
· And make an informed choice if this feels right for you
We design and create volunteer roles based on business need and our capacity to create interesting volunteer experiences. We regret that we cannot create volunteer roles for candidates making speculative applications.
“The variety of roles available makes working here so interesting, as does the variety of our visitors. The volunteers and staff are all thoughtful of one another’s individual needs, helping each other, so I feel it makes for a very happy atmosphere between us all.” Penny Upstone, Digitisation Project Volunteer & Volunteer Steward
“The variety of roles available makes working here so interesting, as does the variety of our visitors. The volunteers and staff are all thoughtful of one another’s individual needs, helping each other, so I feel it makes for a very happy atmosphere between us all.”
Is there an upper or lower age limit for volunteering? For reasons relating to insurance, we regret we cannot accept applications from anyone under the age of 18. There is no upper age limit.
How much WW2 knowledge do I have to have? I’m worried my knowledge isn’t deep enough to meet your expectations. Our only expectation is that you have an interest in our history and the core story that we tell. We have resources available for volunteers to use such as our staff and volunteer library as well as the podcast available on our website. A lot of content will be covered in your training and induction period but there are other opportunities to add to your knowledge as you go through your volunteer life at Bletchley Park.
I have a disability and am nervous about making an application. We are proud to be an inclusive organisation and have an equal opportunities policy to ensure every staff member, volunteer and visitor received fair and equal treatment. In order to make reasonable adjustment, if you declare to us that you have a disability at the application or enquiry stage, we will offer a one-to-one volunteer recruitment process so you can discuss any concerns you might have in a safe and private environment. We can also discuss what adjustments might be suitable, if required. Once we have received your application, we will contact you to ask if you would like this.
Do you accept volunteers from other countries? We follow the guidance and advice given by the NCVO (National Council of Voluntary Organisations) who take a professional lead in promoting best practice in volunteer management. Their guidance is here and summarises how we approach receiving applications from those with visas, EU and non-EU nationals and those currently living abroad.
Do you accept work experience students? Yes, we do accept work experience, but this is subject to capacity within our teams. You be asked to complete a short form identifying tasks that you enjoy and dates that you require a placement. Our ability to accept you into our work experience programme will be based on our business capacity to accommodate and support you in suitable activities during the dates which you are available, therefore we take every enquiry on an individual and case-by-case basis. We are accepting work experience placements within the academic year and are ready to receive enquiries.
I am in receipt of benefits does this effect my ability to volunteer? No, we fully support jobseekers and others in receipt of benefit volunteering as a way to develop their CV or have meaningful social contact. If you are in receipt of benefit it is your responsibility to make the authorities aware that you are volunteering and not to commit yourself to volunteering over and above your permitted hours. You will only ever receive reimbursement of travel expenses in your volunteer role. This is a voluntary position and you will not receive a wage.
I haven’t volunteered before – will this effect my application? Not at all. We acknowledge that people’s prior experience of volunteering maybe different. Part of the recruitment process includes a Taster Day where we get to meet each other. We are more interested in aptitude, skills and attitude and try to see the potential and ability in our volunteer applicants and not evidence of previous volunteering or paid work experience.
What if I don’t see something that interests me? Please keep checking the website regularly for updates on our current opportunities. We recruit according to business need and there are often new opportunities arising. We also use social media and Do-it to advertise volunteer roles.