The Imitation Game, The Exhibition - Extended
The Imitation Game, The Exhibition at Bletchley Park is to remain open until at least July 2016, due to popular demand. Bletchley Park has welcomed more than a quarter of a million visitors in so far this year and around 80 per cent of them have visited this fascinating exhibition.
The Imitation Game, The Exhibition gives visitors a peek behind the scenes of the Oscar-winning biopic about the genius mathematician, visionary computer scientist and Codebreaker, Alan Turing, in the very rooms where filming took place.
Speaking to the Bletchley Park Trust about the “amazing” experience of filming scenes on location at Bletchley Park itself, Benedict Cumberbatch said, "It really was very special. You really feel like you're playing slightly with ghosts. It's nerve-racking, fictionalising what happened.”
Entering the exhibition on a red carpet in the Billiard Room, visitors first see costumes worn by the stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley as Alan Turing and Joan Clarke, as well as the boys at Sherborne School, where a young Alan was played by Alex Lawther. Once inside the Ballroom itself, fans can pose for a photo in the bar, and discover more behind the scenes gems.
The array of items on display includes the Enigma intercepts Alan Turing stuffs into his socks and trousers to sneak them off site, the scribbles made by John Cairncross (played by Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech) and the prototype Bombe machine Turing names Christopher, after his first love.
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