Hut 12 - Bletchley Park:  Rescued and Restored

During the restoration work at Bletchley Park in 2014 wartime notes were found stuffed into the roof cracks of Hut 6.  Visit Hut 12 to see them on exhibit.  

Also on view are:

  • The only known example of used Banbury sheets, a system devised by Alan Turing to help find the daily-changing Enigma settings. So-called because the stationery was printed in Banbury.  Banburismus involved lining up two sheets of paper in which holes were punched over a light box, to help find possible settings.
  • Parts of an Atlas, a pinboard, a fashion article from a magazine
  • A fragment of a 1940's teapot and glass bottles, including one for Chicory
  • Archaeological items, such as bricks from Block F (demolished in the 1980s)
  • A 'time capsule' left inside a door in Hut 11A
  • A Crittall window frame from Block C and two original wooden floorboards from Hut 6, hanging from the ceiling above the display cases
  • An audio loop of interviews and insights captured by the Bletchley Park Podcast, titled - Bletchley Park: Rescued and Restored.

In addition to the new physical exhibition, Bletchley Park’s third digital exhibition is available online at the prestigious Google Cultural Institute.

Hut 12 Banbury Paper