It’s Still Happening...!
The Restoration of Historic Bletchley Park
In 2014, Bletchley Park began its journey to become a heritage attraction of world importance. In addition to the restoration of iconic Codebreaking Huts and Blocks, it has been able to install fantastic interactive exhibits, new activities and fresh displays. Once complete, Bletchley Park will be much nearer to its aspiration of being a world-class education and heritage centre - but the work needs to continue.
In this first phase of regeneration much work was undertaken to return Bletchley Park to its 1940s look and feel, in keeping with the site the Codebreakers would have known as young men and women reporting to work at the top-secret site. Visitors can now experience the authentic wartime environment. Feedback on the work to date has been incredibly positive and encouraging, we are grateful for kind words. Further information about the restoration project.
We’re not finished yet
Still to complete are the Bombe Huts 11 and 11A which are being faithfully restored and presented with exciting new displays, along with sounds and visuals to recreate the wartime ambience. The work started in 2014 is ongoing and should be completed in 2015. Additionally, we will shortly be launching a major campaign to raise the final funds to secure our status as a world-class education and heritage site by 2020. When the Codebreakers, starved of resources, wrote to Winston Churchill asking for help, he wrote "Action this day! Make sure they have all they want on extreme priority and report to me that this has been done".
In much the same way the Codebreakers petitioned for help then, we, too, require help to continue our work. Please ensure that Bletchley Park has all it needs today to rightfully become a world-class heritage and education centre by supporting us through your visits and generosity. Your contributions are most welcome and urgently needed.