This year’s early May bank holiday will be moved back by four days for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8 May 2020. The holiday will form part of a weekend of national commemorative events.
Bletchley Park will be marking the occasion with a special themed VE Day Celebration Weekend.
Join us from Friday 8 to Saturday 9 May for live 1940s music, dancing, delicious food and drink and much more as we turn red, white and blue for our very own street party. ‘Meet’ Winston Churchill and listen to one of his speeches to take in some of the spirit of VE day 75 years ago.
You can also join in with the UK-wide Nation’s Toast at 15:00 on Friday 8 May with a special Bletchley Park gin cocktail or mocktail. Special family activities will be running all weekend.
Admission to all activities included with a general admission ticket unless otherwise stated. Under 12s go free.
About VE Day
VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe.
At 3pm on 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio that war in Europe had come to an end.
Event details subject to change.