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Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes
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I took my husband here as he is so interested in ww history, I thought I would find it boring how wrong, it was very interesting and informative ,most of the buildings are left as they were and it was... read more »
Great, fantastic, brilliant are some of the words I would use to describe Bletchley park. Well worth the visit
This made for a great day out for us both. The entrance fee was reasonable and can be reused for free within a year. There was lots to see and do and a good little restaurant to grab something to eat ... read more »
This was one of my favorite stories from WWII and being able to see it in person was incredible. It is so full of information and so well kept. The entrance fee is a bit steep but well worth it! I loved it here and seeing the affect these amazing people had on the war.
Pleasantly surprised by just how much there is to do here. Luckily tickets are valid for a year so you get multiple trips to see everything. The history seeps out of the place and is truly humbling. The interactive video guide included in the ticket price is great value and really gives excellent context to the exhibit. There's also a ten year plan in the lobby of future plans so there's reasons to come back in the future. Highly recommended to anyone interested in war history, maths or computing.
This is a wonderful museum and visitor attraction, illustrating vividly the work of code breakers in World War II, most famous for being the location where Alan Turing helped crack the German Enigma codes. It was also home to other great developments in computing, and to thousands of workers, mainly female, who helped shorten the war by up to 2 years. When visiting Bletchley Park, be sure to purchase an additional ticket to explore the National Museum of Computing, which is nearby. The Bletchley Park Trust hosts numerous public events illustrating wartime work, and many exhibits of rebuilt wartime code breaking machines can be seen. Most famous is the Turing/Welchman bomb which is run everyday. If you have seen the film "The Imitation Game", come to Bletchley Park where the real story will be shown to you, free from cinematic errors. For anyone interested in computing, the war, or engineering, this must surely be one of Britain's top attractions.
If you're not fascinated by historical accounts(either from computers and engineering perspective or world war), or did not watch the imitation game recently, you may not enjoy the trip. I like it and it was very interesting to see how many unsung heroes contributed to shortening the war whilst most of their friends and relatives didn't know our even thought that they didn't serve the allies. I like the accounts of people, the glimpse into life and culture during that period, and the ingenuity shown by the talented people there. Credit to the Polish to have apparently first cracked it, but given the improvements made to the enigma, the work done here was novel and extremely important for more than just the British, as opposed to what some think. I was under the impression that Alan Turing was the star of the team, but I realised that there were many more important figures, perhaps equally if not more driven than him. Worth a visit if you're fascinated by ww, computing/cryptography or unsung heroes history.
I still can't believe that there were plans to demolish Bletchley years ago, there is something about the place that make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck thinking about how crucial this place was and how many lives were saved by the efforts of all that worked there. After walking about the entrance exhibits you are then passed a video guide, which gives you additional information about the park. The inside of the mansion is beautiful and I particularly loved the glass roof next to the drawing room, look up 👍🏼 There are lots of exhibits explaining the intricacies of codebreaking and interactive screens to test you. It can get busy in certain areas especially the museum section with the Turing bombe. It is still work in progress but once purchased your tickets last a year. The food in hut 4 was good and the vegetarian options were a pleasant surprise. I also loved The Imitation Game exhibit. My only criticism was it was unbearably hot in some of the exhibits and there were not enough places for people to rest their feet around the museum. I saw many older people look a bit frazzled going round. Other than that it was excellent and I would recommend.
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