Bletchley Park is a country estate fifty miles north of London. Originally the home of the Leon family in the late 19th century, Bletchley Park was then bought by a property developer, but in 1938 its role changed entirely from being a residential house to a vital British intelligence centre.
As Adolph Hitler’s campaign to invade Europe intensified, Bletchley Park was taken over by the government, who deemed it the perfect place to move the Government Code and Cypher School.
Bletchley Park, known by the codename Station X, became the site where the British managed to decipher the machinations of the Enigma, the highly effective code encryption machines used by the Nazis.
Today, visitors can explore the history of Bletchley Park’s role during the war. With a brand new visitor centre, an interactive multimedia guide and an immersive introduction, visitors can have a fun and informative journey.
Bletchley Park is 50 miles north of London in Milton Keynes. For Sat Navs, put in “Sherwood Drive, Bletchley” as the postcode takes you to the wrong place. There's free parking on site. Bletchley Park is opposite Bletchley Railway Station, about 300 metres away. By rail, visitors can reach Bletchley from London Euston, Milton Keynes Central, Coventry, Birmingham and Bedford. Change at Bedford for connections from London Thames Link, East Midlands and South Yorkshire. There’s a footpath to Bletchley Park across the road from the station. There are buses and coaches from all parts of Milton Keynes and beyond arriving at Bletchley Bus Station. On leaving the bus station head towards Bletchley Railway Station.
Bletchley Park is open daily all year except 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January. In winter (1 Nov-29 Feb): 9:30am-4pm. In Summer(1 March-31 Oct) 9:30am-5pm. Entry costs Adults £16.75, Concessions £14.75, Children aged 10-16 £10, under 12s free, Family ticket £38.50. Group discounts available.
The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
+44 (0) 1908 640404
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