The £8 million Heritage Lottery Funded project initiated by the Bletchley Park Trust is transforming the historic Codebreaking Block C into a vibrant Visitor Centre with a brand new shop and café.
Block C is where punch-card machines once analysed encrypted message systems. Interactive exhibits, new activities and fresh displays will present the rich history of Bletchley Park.
Huts 3 and 6 are also being carefully preserved and restored using original fixtures, fittings and paint colours, so that visitors can experience the authentic wartime environment in which the Codebreakers worked. During WW2, Enigma messages sent by the German Army and Airforce were deciphered in Hut 6, then passed to Hut 3 for translation and intelligence analysis.
World-class heritage and education site
Once the full restoration is complete, it is hoped that 250,000 visitors will be attracted to this unique site annually, with 16,000 school pupils experiencing courses provided by the McAfee Online Safety Education Officer and McAfee staff volunteers.