[GLLUG] Bletchley Park

Rob Crowther robertc at boogdesign.com
Tue Jan 28 13:22:37 UTC 2014

On 28/01/2014 12:20, Steve Parker wrote:
> or perhaps I could, if I knew to find the NMoC and pay an
> additional entrance fee to see their part of the site?

When you come in the main gate turn right.  The ticket office for 
Bletchley Park is through a walk way half way along the road.  If you 
continue to the corner and follow it around to the left then TNMoC is 
now directly in front of you over the roundabout.  The Google map is 
quite detailed, the main gate is to the right of the Public Memorial:


Note TNMoC doesn't usually open until 1pm on Friday & Saturday, though 
the Colossus and Tunny galleries are open all the time.

> but that either
> way, I fail to see how anybody could think that these changes would in
> any way enhance a visitor's experience of the historic site.
Some examples of the improvements, here's what the Bombe room (Hut 11) 
used to look like:


Here's what it looks like now:


And here is the work proceeding on two formerly derelict huts:


I'm sure it all be a vast improvement over what it previously looked 
like.  I think for overall interest though, what makes BP a place worth 
visiting again and again is all the independent exhibitions because you 
don't have time to see them all the first time.  Off the top of my head:

* The Churchill memorabilia collection (already gone according to BBC 
report) (1)
* The Projected Picture Trust
* The Post Office
* The Toy Museum
* Collection of 1940s vehicles
* Collection of model boats

I've not seen anything definitive on which of these are staying or going 
(apart from the Churchill one).


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