Saturday 5 September 2009

Bletchley Park this weekend

If you can, it's worth visiting Bletchley Park this weekend - A celebration is planned of the 70th anniversary of the arrival of Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman at this important site. Veterans of Bletchley Park will also be holding their reunion.

As a principal feature of the event there will be a display of Enigma and other cipher machines from private and museum collections throughout Europe and elsewhere – some rare and unusual variants will be on public display. The early 20th century through the cold war years will be represented.

Many well known experts, specialists and collectors from the cipher-machine world have expressed their intent to be there with their machines on display.

There will be a number of guest speakers giving talks, which will be taking place over the two days of the event.

In addition all of the regular, fascinating exhibits at Bletchley Park will be open to visitors. These include the rebuilds of Colossus and the Bombe, Jack Darrah’s unique collection of Churchillian memorabilia and Block B museum. Guided tours are available to visitors.

A timetable and further details are available at http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/resources/file.rhtm/589814/visitor+itinery.pdf