Bletchley Park Field Trip

27 June 2014

10:30 - 16:00

Bletchley Park
The Mansion
Sherwood Dr
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

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Once Britain's Best Kept Secret – today, Bletchley Park, Home of the Codebreakers, is a heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. We will be able to explore and experience the top secret world of iconic WW2 Codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within the atmospheric Victorian estate nestled in a microcosm of Buckinghamshire countryside.

There is no charge for this event (Group members and non-members). However, admission prices to Bletchley Park are: £15.00 for adults and £13.00 for over sixties. Numbers are limited to 30, so please contact the event organiser to register your interest,

Visitors should assemble in the car park at 10.30am. There is a newly refurbished café where visitors can get lunch: Hut 4, formerly WW2 Naval Intelligence Codebreaking Hut. For more information visit Bletchley Park’s website

There are working models of the Bombe (photo 1) which is an electromechanical decryption device used for decoding the German Enigma code and sometimes visitors can have a go at operating the controls. The huts used for operations are very interesting and have been only minimally renovated to keep the atmosphere (photo 2).

Photos (c) Miriam Heppell

Martin Fletcher
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Region: Thames ValleyGroup(s): Archaeology and Heritage