Thursday 22nd October 2020
Home of the enigma Code Breaker from WWII and Churchill Memorobilia. Seeing one of the Enigma Machines, including the rare 'Abwehr G312', is undoubtedly a highlight of a busy day out at Bletchley Park, but there is much more than machines in a visit to the historic site. Check out the tales of spies and strategic deception. Have a look through the ornate Victorian Mansion that was headquarters to intelligence staff during the War.
Whilst you explore Bletchley Park and discover its story at your leisure enjoying the Multimedia Guide, you can also see a wealth of other fascinating galleries and exhibits within the WW2 Codebreaking Huts and Blocks.
BLOCK B EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
Hitler's "Unbreakable" Cipher Machine: Gallery dedicated to telling the story of the breaking of the Lorenz cipher.
The world's only fully-operational Bombe rebuild - the electro-mechanical device used to mechanise the process of breaking Enigma
The Life and Works of Alan Turing gallery
The largest and most comprehensive public display of Enigma machines in the world
A Home Front exhibition - How people lived in WW2
The Japanese Challenge: Breaking the Japanese Codes
Bletchley Park Timeline - How the work of Bletchley Park influenced key WW2 events
From Intercept to Action - the Codebreaking process explained
HUT 8, GERMAN NAVAL CODEBREAKING HUT, EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
The Office of Alan Turing, Head of Hut 8
Royal Pigeon Racing Association exhibition, explaining the use of pigeons in WW2
THE MANSION EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
The Office of Alastair Denniston, Head of the Government Code and Cypher School, and the room where the US Special Relationship was born.
The Library, atmospherically dressed as it would have looked during WW2 as Naval Intelligence office.
Wartime Garages, complete with WW2 vehicles.
Wartime Hut that housed the Turing-Welchman Bombe machines - now newly restored and refurbished with an atmospheric exhibition giving a voice to the women who worked the machines in the Hut they dubbed the "Hell-Hole".
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- 0730 Eastons Depot*
- 0740 Hellesdon Firs Bus Shelter
- 0800 Norwich, Castle Meadow (Mall entrance)
- 0810 Harford Park & Ride*
- 0840 HSBC Bus Stop, Attleborough
- 0900 Chase Public House, Thetford
*Free parking available