Bletchley Park displays

A newly restored wartime hut will be open to the public for the first time as part of a packed calendar of exhibitions and events that will be held at Bletchley Park in 2018.

Added to 1940s weekends, outdoor theatre and concerts and a number of other events, there is something for all visitors, from history buffs to tech lovers and vintage aficionados.

What can groups enjoy in 2018?

The highlight of the Buckinghamshire museum’s programme is the opening of a new permanent exhibition on 24th March at Hut 11A, called Hut 11A: The Bombe Breakthrough. The exhibition will feature original artefacts to tell the story of how the Enigma challenge was overcome by the invention of the Bombe machines.

The spotlight will also be thrown on some of the veterans of Bletchley Park in a new display opening in the Mansion’s Garden Room in February and featuring highlights from the museum’s Oral History programme.

The season will feature two 1940s weekends filled with re-enactors and historical displays, taking place on 26th, 27th and 28th May, and 29th and 30th September.

Meanwhile, an exhibition of site-specific works titled Systems of Philosophy - Wall(paper)s of the Mind by regionally based artist Sally Annett - supported by Arts Council England, English Heritage and Alchemy Solutions - will open in July. 

Groups will find plenty of other activities and events taking place throughout the year, such as outdoor theatre shows in August and a summer concert outdoor series in July.

Plus, special occasions such as Valentines’ Day and Mother’s Day will be marked with afternoon teas, while the visitor attraction will also take part in national events such as the Big Draw and Museums at Night.

Full details of all events will be available closer to the time at