Inspired by Cumberbatch? Then check out the real Bletchley Park

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To celebrate the release of The Imitation Game next month, Bletchley Park is planning a major new exhibition, taking visitors behind the scenes of the highly anticipated movie.

The film shows Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turning, a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code from Bletchley Park during the Second World War.

(L-R) Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allen Leech star in THE IMMITATION GAME.

(L-R) Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allen Leech star in THE IMMITATION GAME.

And the exhibition will open on November 10, giving visitors the chance to be shown around the very rooms where the scenes were shot and learn the secrets of the real-life codebreakers’ work.

Visitors on the opening day will also get to attend an exclusive preview screening.

Sarah Kay, Bletchley Park’s digitisation and exhibitions officer, said: “This exhibition is an opportunity to not only provide our existing audiences the chance to see some of the film’s set

dressing and some of the fantastic objects and documents created by the film’s art department.

“It is also an opportunity for us to reach new audiences of film fans who otherwise may not be familiar with the secret wartime work of Alan Turing and the thousands of other heroes who undertook arguably the most important work of the their lives.

“The making of the film will send the history of Bletchley Park worldwide with such incredibly impressive and intense performances by some of Britain’s most elite actors. Bletchley Park is incredibly proud of what the filmmakers and actors were able to achieve.”