Bletchley Park

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Bletchley Park
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Bletchley Park, home of the WW2 Codebreakers, was once Britain's best kept secret and is now a vibrant heritage attraction open daily for visitors to learn how the Codebreakers' breath-taking achievements helped shorten WW2 by up to two years.
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sagatourist
Crowborough, UK506 contributions
Great! A Must if You're Anywhere Nearby
Oct 2021
We were told this was a great place to visit and so it was! We spent 4 hours there and only covered the primary elements. The exhibits are well laid out and explained, giving you a feel for what it was like 80 years ago. Despite that, some of the details went over my head so I bow to the ingenuity and diligence of those who served there.
The ticket is valid for a free re-entry within 12 months so we may go back.
Written October 14, 2021
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Dave G
Derby, UK1 contribution
Presents an up to date experience.
Oct 2021
The staff and particularly the "guide" werw all so very good and friendly. The information there was up to date and well presented.

I had a cheese and beef tomato sandwich and coffee that was excellent but there were many other options to choose from including hot meals, Unfortunately time passed far too quickly so I must try to visit there again.
Written October 11, 2021
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RamblinManABQ
Albuquerque, NM25 contributions
Awesome historical displays
May 2021
Outstanding exhibits and films about the role of Bletchley Park and code-breaking generally in WW2. Visitor interactive exhibits give a taste of the challenge of code breaking. Museum of historical encryption machines and early code-breaking computers must be the foremost display of its kind in the world.
At first, we laughed at the policy that the entry fee included the opportunity to come back. We could not imagine that we could endure more than 2 hours, maybe, on code-breaking. Well, after 4 hours on day one, we eagerly came back for 3 hours more on day two. It's just a superb exhibit and learning experience.
Written October 11, 2021
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Watto
Walsall, UK28 contributions
Great place to visit
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great place to visit . We learned some amazing facts about how the Codebreakers influenced to outcome of the war. The grounds are spectacular with the rooms preserved perfectly.
Written October 9, 2021
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elisabeth m
Southampton, UK35 contributions
A very interesting and uplifting place to visit. How very lucky we are to have veterans who saved this from demolition
Oct 2021 • Couples
The whole visit was so interesting and very easy to find your way round. The headset for extra information on some of the huts was well worth having.
Very well organised for entry
Easy parking
Food and drink available and not overly expensive.
We spent 5 hours here and still did not finish but our ticket is valid for a year so hope we can return and complete the rest of the displays
Volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful.
It was pouring with rain but apart from walking from one hut to another it is an excellent place to visit with inclement weather.
All in all a wonderful piece of history which thankfully has been preserved
Written October 5, 2021
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Martin I
127 contributions
Great visit to learn about the code breaking
Sep 2021
Great place to visit and get a feel for what went on in secrecy. The old house is amazing and the huts reflect the conditions at the time.
We wished we had gone to B Block first as this gives an overview of the whole story before then doing a tour of the whole site.
The demonstration of the machines and how they work is good for those who want to understand what's going on - sometimes a little repetitive.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written October 4, 2021
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Lippyblonde1
Bedford, UK90 contributions
A visit is a must
Sep 2021
Ive lived near to this place for over 40 years and never visited, so made up for that today. Is definitely worth a visit as it played such a vital role in our history. The exhibitions and displays are amazing and fascinating to see all the old machinery. You can have "hands on" experience with some displays, like decoding a message. Well organised with knowledgable staff and easy to follow around the site. Would highly recommend.

You can spend alot of time there if you read all the exhibits and watch the mini videos but everyone can come and go at their own pace and stay longer at the bits that interest you more.
Written September 29, 2021
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annie
Sale, UK234 contributions
Great place for all ages except maybe the very young
Sep 2021
This is a much bigger site than I'd realised so give yourself plenty of time! The different huts were explained well showing what each group of people did and how they had to keep it all completely secret. The house is beautiful - and the cafe next door does gorgeous food - my pie for lunch was HUGE! The film about it was interesting and the whole thing is very well worth visiting
Written September 28, 2021
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Linda1027
London, UK55 contributions
LOVE Bletchley Park - It's Fascinating
Aug 2021
If you have any interest in computers, coding, history, and/or WW2, this is well worth the visit. I've been twice and still not gotten through everything. It's a quick train ride to the Bletchley station and a short walk to the site. Do go. They have a great gift shop too.
Written September 28, 2021
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RobSandy
Telford, Shropshire UK41 contributions
Historically important but otherwise disappointing
Sep 2021
I was looking forward to this as had not visited for many years. But on the whole, the trip was disappointing. Certainly the atmosphere is good - including the 'wartime' smell of the huts - and the display boards were informative, as were the video presentations. These do give thorough insight into the workings of this certainly very historical location, so vital to the war effort.

However atmosphere and soaked-in history don't make up for the shortcomings.

The lack of physical exhibits was the most disappointing aspect of the experience. There are a few code machines and associated accessories on display and some personal memorabilia, but not much else. The try-it interactive displays were slow and poorly configured. And most of all, no Colossus or related equipment to enjoy, despite a few simulations.

Also beware the food outlets - astonishingly expensive; take your own food and sit on the benches on the lawns opposite the main buildings. Toilets were plentiful and clean, and the staff were helpful. I'm unlikely to return despite the season ticket.
Written September 28, 2021
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