Join Us and be the first to see newly-restored Hut

Friends of Bletchley Park will be the first to see the new, exciting exhibition in Hut 11; the wartime Turing-Bombe Hut.

A prestigious private viewing, by Special Invitation only to Friends of Bletchley Park, will be held on Wednesday 25 September.  The Grand Opening will be held the following morning, Thursday 26 September.

This Hut was nicknamed the Hell Hole by the WRNS (Women’s Royal Naval Service) who operated the Bombe machines, because it was hot and noisy. Quotes from the women themselves form the foundation of a hugely atmospheric exhibition, telling the story of their time at Bletchley Park and its outstations. These personal testimonies were gathered as part of the Bletchley Park Trust’s ongoing oral history project. Steve Lumby, Senior Designer with Event Communications, which created the exhibition, said “The key element of exhibition design is getting the story right. It’s a great help that you can go back to the original source because so many of them are still alive. The exhibitions are about the people who worked here and will give them a chance for their voices to be heard.”

The exhibition has been funded by a hugely generous £250,000 legacy left by a Bletchley Park Veteran, Maureen Jones. She joined the Government Code and Cypher School aged 18 with the lowly job title of temporary clerical. After the war she stayed on with GCHQ. By 1975 she had risen to Senior Principal and in 1985 was appointed OBE.

Join the Friends of Bletchley Park to receive your Special Invitation for the Private Viewing of Hut 11.