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Bletchley Park Trust


Home of the Codebreakers

Description

Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War Two Allied codebreaking, is now a vibrant heritage attraction, open to visitors daily. Perhaps most well known for the breaking of the Enigma cipher, thought to be unbreakable, it is a site of exceptional historical importance and innovation. It played a major role in World War Two, decrypting secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict. We welcome schools, universities and other groups who can choose to take part in our popular and award-winning STEM-based learning programme.


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4.8
194 reviews


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(June 2024 - Primary School)




We had time to do the self guided tour, a guided tour of the site explaining more of the history which was very informative, a 15 min window in the shop and then a great workshop on encryption. Highly recommend for computer scinece and WW2 history (June 2024 - Secondary School)




This trip was postponed but great when we got there on the 7/6/24 (June 2024 - Secondary School)




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Incredible as always (May 2024 - Secondary School)




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Excellent trip - popular with staff and students. Good cross-curricular links. (May 2024 - Secondary School)




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Excellent trip and very informative (May 2024 - Secondary School)




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The Bletchley Park staff were amazing and it was a very well-organised and informative facilitated trip. (February 2024)




The recent Bletchley Park trip provided an engaging and informative experience for our Key Stage 4 and 5 Computer Science students. The hands-on codebreaking workshop aligned perfectly with students' recent curriculum topics. Across year groups, students were enthusiastic about playing the role of WWII codebreakers. The interactive elements like using historically accurate tools helped students immerse themselves in the learning experience. Hands-on activities always resonate strongly with our students compared to passive listening (February 2024 - Secondary School)




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A fantastic trip - the code breaking workshop and the guided tour are fantastic - book the trip early enough so that they can accommodate a larger school booking (February 2024 - Primary School)




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Children and staff enjoyed all the various aspects of the Park - looking at the artefacts, having a go at doing Morse Code, watching WWII video clip - fun activity all round. (January 2024 - Primary School)




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It was an excellent day and really well organised by Bletchley. The guided tour and the workshop we very good and really enjoyed by all our A Level students (December 2023 - Secondary School)




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School staff should bear in mind that this runs as a series of mini trips in a sense, because our group of 66 was split into 2 groups of 33 students to make it manageable for the Bletchley tour guides to take a group around on the D day tour. Our two groups did not spend the day together or doing activities at the same time. Also the outdoor tour was a little hampered by the weather. Ideally this should be a trip for the summer when the weather is likely to be dry. (December 2023)




You need to get the audio guides - with the guides it is a really good trip. (November 2023 - Secondary School)




Very knowledgeable staff and extremely helpful (November 2023 - Primary School)




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Excellent visit. With structured tour, workshop and free time to explore the exhibition (October 2023 - Secondary School)




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Really good day out exploring Bletchley Park and all it has to offer (July 2023 - Secondary School)




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Could have given the students more time on the code breaking activities (June 2023)




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Not enough computer science for a sixth form computer science visit. (June 2023 - Secondary School)




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Excellent session that was linked to the curriulum (May 2023 - Secondary School)




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A really informative and well-organised day. (May 2023 - Primary School)




Group organisation could have benefitted from prior knowledge about format. Otherwise very pleased with all aspects of the trip. The workshop was exceptional and the tour guides wove a personal story into their narrative. (May 2023 - Secondary School)




Self guided part of the tour needs some more work but the workshop were amazing, the cinema part was also really good. (May 2023 - Secondary School)




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Computing (May 2023 - Secondary School)




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Really well run place with lots of hands on things to do. Although our trip was for an awards ceremony we saw lots of school trips with guides wandering around with packs to complete. (February 2023 - Secondary School)




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Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. They cater to pupils with a range of disabilities. (February 2023 - Secondary School)




PUPILS AND STAFF HAD A GREAT DAY (January 2023 - Secondary School)




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The workshop was very good. It was very well led by a member of their staff; resourced well and engaging for the children. It developed their problem solving skills, appreciation for how important the code breaking was for WW2, as well as some team building skills. (January 2023 - Primary School)




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I recommend doing the audio tour (the tour and headphones are free) (January 2023 - Secondary School)




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It would have been useful had there been somewhere for pupils to leave their lunches and bags. We attended on a bad weather day, and for children to have to take these round with them in the rain, to the toilets etc was not useful or comfortable for Year 4 pupils. (December 2022 - Primary School)




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I would suggest an activity sheet for students to complete as they go around the different areas during self guided time to ensure they engage more (November 2022 - Secondary School)




Fantastic visit - expert staff and brilliant site. (November 2022 - Secondary School)




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Students had a very interactive experience and were challenged to complete codebreaking tasks and a self-guided quiz tour. The building is very self-contained and so there was no concern of students being able to wander off or get lost. Staff were excellent at leading the sessions and the design of the day worked well. (August 2022 - Secondary School)




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Good historical context to codebreaking during the war. Very tight links to the A-level computing course with particular codes analysed and strong links to mathematical processes also. (July 2022 - Secondary School)




The set up of Bletchley Park is excellent and very well resourced for educational visits. The added bonus was the National Museum of Computing. (July 2022 - Secondary School)




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Bletchley Park are excellent with communication; booking is easy and they provide a clear itinerary for the day. All staff are welcoming and very knowledgeable. Resources are well made and informative. The knowlege of the staff running the guided tour and workshop is impressive. (March 2022 - Primary School)




Excellent trip - the children gained valuable experiences of WW2 and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. (March 2022 - Primary School)




Fantastic place to visit, staff, facilities, workshop, guided tour...it is all just fantastic. (February 2022 - Secondary School)




Brilliant day out, only negative was that we didn't have enough time on site. Staff were very welcoming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. (January 2022 - Secondary School)




Really engaging trip with lots of information and activities that linked well with our scheme of work (January 2022 - Secondary School)




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(December 2021 - Primary School)




The trip ran smoothly and was well organised (November 2021 - Primary School)




A well organised day with lots to do. (June 2021 - Secondary School)




The D-Day workshop was excellent and the pupils learnt a lot from what they were able to explore. Unfortunately, the current set up didn't allow our pupils to visit as many of the exhibitions as we would have liked. (June 2021 - Primary School)




Very well organised and flexible, especially considering the current COVID-19 situation. (January 2021 - Primary School)




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Excellent (March 2020 - Secondary School)




(March 2020)




Bletchley Park delivered exactly what we hoped - An immersion into World War Britain, an understanding of the complexity of the codoes/ciphers used and operations undertaken as a result, the engineering required to construct a machine that was capable of managing those numbers/permutations/combinations (we're talking in the trillions) and what is essential the birth of the CPU/ALU. From the workshops, to the tour, to the D-Day experience and our self-guided adventures, we got to touch, "taste" and feel what it was like to live breath Bletchley Park as the 9000 or so did and the height of its operation. (February 2020 - Secondary School)




The educational day was really good. Slightly too rigid and not enough self-guided time alloted though. (January 2020 - Secondary School)




Very organised and accomodating (January 2020 - Secondary School)




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(July 2019)




Great site, great team - but occasionally feels a little like being 'processed' in a factory!... (July 2019 - Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




It was an excellent site to visit, full of information and the staff were great with the class. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Really enjoyable day out for all - pupils loved learning about the code breaking during WW2. (April 2019 - Primary School)




The trip was an outstanding success. The children had an amazing time and the staff there were absolutely fantastic. They kitted the children out with free audio-guides and the self-guided nature meant the students were able to enjoy all aspects of the site. Will definitely be going again! (March 2019 - Secondary School)




Very inspiring and accommodating (February 2019 - Secondary School)




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(November 2018 - Primary School)




An informative and interesting visit, The workshop delivered what was expected and gave the students an opportunity to find out more about codes and ciphers. (October 2018 - Secondary School)




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Good trip but lots too see in a short time (September 2018 - Secondary School)




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Contact

Bletchley Park Trust
The Mansion
Bletchley Park
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK3 6EB
LOtC

Pricing

https://bletchleypark.org.uk/learn/book-your-visit/book-a-learning-visit

Opening Times

https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/learn/come-to-us/educators-and-group-leaders/essential-information

Home of the Codebreakers

Description

Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War Two Allied codebreaking, is now a vibrant heritage attraction, open to visitors daily. Perhaps most well known for the breaking of the Enigma cipher, thought to be unbreakable, it is a site of exceptional historical importance and innovation. It played a major role in World War Two, decrypting secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict. We welcome schools, universities and other groups who can choose to take part in our popular and award-winning STEM-based learning programme.

Pricing

https://bletchleypark.org.uk/learn/book-your-visit/book-a-learning-visit

Opening Times

https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/learn/come-to-us/educators-and-group-leaders/essential-information

Contact

Bletchley Park Trust
The Mansion
Bletchley Park
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK3 6EB
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
194 reviews


Excellent
 
80%

Very Good
 
18%

Average
 
2%

Poor
 
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Awful
 
0%

June 2024 - Primary School




June 2024 - Secondary School
We had time to do the self guided tour, a guided tour of the site explaining more of the history which was very informative, a 15 min window in the shop and then a great workshop on encryption. Highly recommend for computer scinece and WW2 history



June 2024 - Secondary School
This trip was postponed but great when we got there on the 7/6/24



June 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School
Incredible as always



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May 2024 - Secondary School
Excellent trip - popular with staff and students. Good cross-curricular links.



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May 2024 - Secondary School
Excellent trip and very informative



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February 2024
The Bletchley Park staff were amazing and it was a very well-organised and informative facilitated trip.



February 2024 - Secondary School
The recent Bletchley Park trip provided an engaging and informative experience for our Key Stage 4 and 5 Computer Science students. The hands-on codebreaking workshop aligned perfectly with students' recent curriculum topics. Across year groups, students were enthusiastic about playing the role of WWII codebreakers. The interactive elements like using historically accurate tools helped students immerse themselves in the learning experience. Hands-on activities always resonate strongly with our students compared to passive listening



February 2024 - Secondary School




February 2024 - Primary School & Secondary School




February 2024 - Primary School
A fantastic trip - the code breaking workshop and the guided tour are fantastic - book the trip early enough so that they can accommodate a larger school booking



February 2024 - Secondary School




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January 2024 - Primary School
Children and staff enjoyed all the various aspects of the Park - looking at the artefacts, having a go at doing Morse Code, watching WWII video clip - fun activity all round.



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December 2023 - Primary School




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December 2023 - Secondary School
It was an excellent day and really well organised by Bletchley. The guided tour and the workshop we very good and really enjoyed by all our A Level students



December 2023 - Primary School




December 2023 - Secondary School




December 2023 - Secondary School




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December 2023 - Secondary School




December 2023
School staff should bear in mind that this runs as a series of mini trips in a sense, because our group of 66 was split into 2 groups of 33 students to make it manageable for the Bletchley tour guides to take a group around on the D day tour. Our two groups did not spend the day together or doing activities at the same time. Also the outdoor tour was a little hampered by the weather. Ideally this should be a trip for the summer when the weather is likely to be dry.



November 2023 - Secondary School
You need to get the audio guides - with the guides it is a really good trip.



November 2023 - Primary School
Very knowledgeable staff and extremely helpful



November 2023 - Primary School




October 2023




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October 2023 - Secondary School




October 2023 - Secondary School
Excellent visit. With structured tour, workshop and free time to explore the exhibition



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July 2023 - Secondary School




July 2023




July 2023 - Secondary School
Really good day out exploring Bletchley Park and all it has to offer



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June 2023
Could have given the students more time on the code breaking activities



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June 2023 - Primary School & Secondary School




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June 2023 - Secondary School
Not enough computer science for a sixth form computer science visit.



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May 2023 - Secondary School
Excellent session that was linked to the curriulum



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May 2023 - Secondary School




May 2023 - Primary School
A really informative and well-organised day.



May 2023 - Secondary School
Group organisation could have benefitted from prior knowledge about format. Otherwise very pleased with all aspects of the trip. The workshop was exceptional and the tour guides wove a personal story into their narrative.



May 2023 - Secondary School
Self guided part of the tour needs some more work but the workshop were amazing, the cinema part was also really good.



May 2023 - Secondary School




May 2023 - Secondary School
Computing



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February 2023 - Secondary School
Really well run place with lots of hands on things to do. Although our trip was for an awards ceremony we saw lots of school trips with guides wandering around with packs to complete.



February 2023 - Secondary School




February 2023




February 2023 - Secondary School




February 2023 - Secondary School
Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. They cater to pupils with a range of disabilities.



January 2023 - Secondary School
PUPILS AND STAFF HAD A GREAT DAY



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January 2023 - Primary School
The workshop was very good. It was very well led by a member of their staff; resourced well and engaging for the children. It developed their problem solving skills, appreciation for how important the code breaking was for WW2, as well as some team building skills.



January 2023 - Secondary School




January 2023 - Secondary School
I recommend doing the audio tour (the tour and headphones are free)



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January 2023




December 2022




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December 2022 - Primary School
It would have been useful had there been somewhere for pupils to leave their lunches and bags. We attended on a bad weather day, and for children to have to take these round with them in the rain, to the toilets etc was not useful or comfortable for Year 4 pupils.



November 2022 - Primary School




November 2022 - Secondary School
I would suggest an activity sheet for students to complete as they go around the different areas during self guided time to ensure they engage more



November 2022 - Secondary School
Fantastic visit - expert staff and brilliant site.



November 2022 - Secondary School




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August 2022 - Secondary School
Students had a very interactive experience and were challenged to complete codebreaking tasks and a self-guided quiz tour. The building is very self-contained and so there was no concern of students being able to wander off or get lost. Staff were excellent at leading the sessions and the design of the day worked well.



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July 2022 - Secondary School
Good historical context to codebreaking during the war. Very tight links to the A-level computing course with particular codes analysed and strong links to mathematical processes also.



July 2022 - Secondary School
The set up of Bletchley Park is excellent and very well resourced for educational visits. The added bonus was the National Museum of Computing.



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March 2022 - Primary School
Bletchley Park are excellent with communication; booking is easy and they provide a clear itinerary for the day. All staff are welcoming and very knowledgeable. Resources are well made and informative. The knowlege of the staff running the guided tour and workshop is impressive.



March 2022 - Primary School
Excellent trip - the children gained valuable experiences of WW2 and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.



February 2022 - Secondary School
Fantastic place to visit, staff, facilities, workshop, guided tour...it is all just fantastic.



January 2022 - Secondary School
Brilliant day out, only negative was that we didn't have enough time on site. Staff were very welcoming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.



January 2022 - Secondary School
Really engaging trip with lots of information and activities that linked well with our scheme of work



January 2022 - Primary School




December 2021 - Primary School




November 2021 - Primary School
The trip ran smoothly and was well organised



June 2021 - Secondary School
A well organised day with lots to do.



June 2021 - Primary School
The D-Day workshop was excellent and the pupils learnt a lot from what they were able to explore. Unfortunately, the current set up didn't allow our pupils to visit as many of the exhibitions as we would have liked.



January 2021 - Primary School
Very well organised and flexible, especially considering the current COVID-19 situation.



November 2020 - Secondary School




March 2020 - Secondary School
Excellent



March 2020




February 2020 - Secondary School
Bletchley Park delivered exactly what we hoped - An immersion into World War Britain, an understanding of the complexity of the codoes/ciphers used and operations undertaken as a result, the engineering required to construct a machine that was capable of managing those numbers/permutations/combinations (we're talking in the trillions) and what is essential the birth of the CPU/ALU. From the workshops, to the tour, to the D-Day experience and our self-guided adventures, we got to touch, "taste" and feel what it was like to live breath Bletchley Park as the 9000 or so did and the height of its operation.



January 2020 - Secondary School
The educational day was really good. Slightly too rigid and not enough self-guided time alloted though.



January 2020 - Secondary School
Very organised and accomodating



January 2020 - Secondary School




December 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019




July 2019 - Secondary School
Great site, great team - but occasionally feels a little like being 'processed' in a factory!...



June 2019 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Primary School
It was an excellent site to visit, full of information and the staff were great with the class.



April 2019 - Primary School
Really enjoyable day out for all - pupils loved learning about the code breaking during WW2.



March 2019 - Secondary School
The trip was an outstanding success. The children had an amazing time and the staff there were absolutely fantastic. They kitted the children out with free audio-guides and the self-guided nature meant the students were able to enjoy all aspects of the site. Will definitely be going again!



February 2019 - Secondary School
Very inspiring and accommodating



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November 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Secondary School
An informative and interesting visit, The workshop delivered what was expected and gave the students an opportunity to find out more about codes and ciphers.



October 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Secondary School
Good trip but lots too see in a short time



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December 2017 - Secondary School