Essential information for schools
Lead teachers receive a confirmation letter and itinerary 1-2 weeks before their visit. Pre-visit sessions are available for up to three lead-teachers and include a brief introduction to the site, education resources and suggested activities. Please contact the education team for further details.
Arrival and coaches
On arrival groups will be met at their coach by a member of the Education Team. Coach parking is available at stadium MK, home to the MK Dons football club, the Education Department will brief your driver on how to locate the coach park. Drivers must return to site 10 minutes before the allocated departure time. The recommended assembly point for schools is opposite Block B adjacent to the onsite staff carpark.
Education visits are approximately 4 hours in duration and typically take place between 10.00 and 14.30. Visits outside of these times must be agreed in advance. Visits include:
- Facilitated workshop of your choice
- Guided tour of the Park
- Self-guided time to explore the park at your own pace
If you cancel your booking within 14 working days of your visit you will be charged a 50% administration fee.
Coats and suitable footwear are recommended as the museum is spread across a number of wartime huts and buildings. An allocated lunch room will be provided. Please ensure all students bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.#
The behaviour of pupils at the museum is the responsibility of teachers and adult supervisors. Please ensure your pupils are supervised at all times and that your group meets the minimum adult to pupil ratio for your key stage. KS1/FS 1:5, KS2+ 1:10.
Frequently asked questions
What is the maximum number of students you can take per visit?
The maximum capacity for the Education Department is 150 students per day (180 if all from the same school). Large parties will be divided into smaller groups whilst they are on the Park. i.e. 50 students will be required to split into 2 groups of 25. Workshops and guided tours can accommodate up to 30 students.
Can workshop and tour times be adjusted if we arrive late?
If you arrive later than expected we will endeavour to accommodate your group but please be aware we cannot guarantee changes and your workshops may be affected.
Do we have to request a time slot to visit the shop?
You can visit the shop at any point during your self-guided time. Please note that only 10 pupils are permitted in the shop at any one time and they should be supervised by a member of your visit staff.
Can my group store their bags somewhere?
Due to the nature of the site, we do not provide lockable storage areas for bags. Please ensure (other than their packed lunch) your group brings as little as possible.
We are looking to visit the National Museum of Computing (TMNOC) on the same day. Can we book that through you?
The TMNOC is a separate organisation on the grounds of Bletchley Park. Bookings can be made by contacting (0)1908 374708. If you decide to visit please let us know so we can build it into your itinerary.