The once secretive war time code breaking site now offers a unique day out. Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes is where some of the brightest and best codebreakers were based to decode the riddle of German radio messages. Their work was featured in the movie 'Enigma' starring Kate Winslet.
The efforts of the codebreakers to crack the Enigma code helped significantly in the war effort but remained Top Secret for years. Now the work is celebrated at Bletchely Park where you can see one of the original Enigma machines, and one of the first computers.
There are plenty of stories of spies and deception on a grand scale. There's also wartime toys to working computers on show, a wartime mini cinema and a Churchill collection plus a playground.
Also this is the site of the Computing Museum - the UK's only hands on exhibition of computing hardware and software technology.
Bletchley Park has a cafe.
The photograph shows Hut 8, one of the historic buildings at the National Codes Centre Museum near Milton Keynes, where Alan Turing worked, and now a special exhibitions area.
Opening hours:Open daily except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)
Weekdays Winter Opening (1st November to 31st March): 10.30am to 4.00pm
Weekdays Summer Opening (1st April to 31st October): 9.30am to 5.00pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays Winter Opening (1st November to 31st March):10.30 am to 4.00pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays Summer Opening (1st April to 31st October): 10.30am to 5.00pm
Not ALL exhibitions are open every day. Please always check before travelling.
Adults: £10.00; Concessions: £8.00 (Over 60's and students with valid ID.)
Children 12 to 16: £6.00
Children under 12 admitted free of charge (with friends and family only. Groups of children with clubs, such as Cub Scouts, should contact us in advance)
Family Ticket: £22.50 (Two adults + Two children aged 12 to 16)