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Family Activities - D-Day: Machines

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 — Thu, 22 Aug 2019
From 11:00 to 15:30
Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays

In the run up to D-Day, a large number of machines were invented, developed and adapted – both at Bletchley Park and further afield. Perfect for any budding young engineers or keen codebreakers, join us for fun hands-on challenges and activities this summer, including:

Contribute to the construction of a model Mulberry Harbour – temporary, portable harbours were used by the Allies to allow the offloading of cargo onto the beaches during June 1944.

Meanwhile, at Bletchley Park, many different machines were also in use, contributing to the war effort. The use of teleprinters was dramatically increased around the time of D-Day, 1944. Try your hand at deciphering some teleprinter code, and create messages of your own! You can also find out more about the Enigma machine and how it worked.

Suitable for children aged 5-14, accompanied by an adult. Drop in to Block B any time between 11am and 3.30pm, last admission 3pm.