Mythbusters to crack codes of Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park

Did the Codebreakers ignore the Holocaust? And did Churchill have a secret tunnel to Bletchley Park?

These questions and many more will be answered when three eminent experts come together on Sunday, October 14, to explain how the Codebreakers helped to win the war and what it was really like at Bletchley Park.

The Mythbusters event in The Mansion at Bletchley Park will be hosted by Michael Smith, number one bestselling author of The Secrets of Station X, the GCHQ Departmental Historian and Bletchley Park veteran and former GCHQ Director, Sir Arthur Bonsall.

The true Bletchley Park story is more incredible than fiction. But myths abound about the World War Two Codebreakers, thanks to the Ultra level of secrecy which shrouded their work for the next 30 years. Mystery still surrounds some aspects of the breath taking success achieved at Bletchley Park, by the men and women who cracked the German Enigma code and decoded other seemingly unbreakable messages.

Tickets for this prestigious event cost £50 with a full cream tea lunch including scones, cakes and a selection of sandwiches. They can be booked online here

In the first session, visitors will be briefed on the facts and asked to vote on whether or not certain statements are myths. There will be two talks in the second session and at 4.15pm there will be an open session during which questions can be put to the speakers. Journalists are welcome to attend, either the open session or the whole day.