Half-price entry to Bletchley Park for people in Milton Keynes

Historic Bletchley Park is offering 50 per cent of ticket prices for people living within a 10 miles radius.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 3:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 3:06 pm

The independent museum and heritage site has welcomed hundreds of visitors since reopening on Saturday July 4.

It has new safety measures in place, and all visitors must now pre-book a timed entry slot online.

Local people who live within a 10-mile radius of Bletchley Park can now have 50 per cent off general admission tickets, which also act as an Annual Season Pass and give them unlimited free returns within a year.

Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park

Iain Standen, CEO of Bletchley Park Trust said: “It has been great to see visitors return to Bletchley Park. We’ve had brilliant feedback from visitors on our safety measures and comments on how nice it has been just to get out and about. Bletchley Park is one of those places people often say they mean to visit, and now with our reduced capacity, it is perhaps the perfect opportunity to come along without the usual summer crowds.”

He added: “Safety is paramount, but as an independent charity and museum, our closure and reduced capacity are having a significant impact on our finances. Every penny people can spend here will help us continue to tell the story of the ground-breaking achievements that happened here, and protect this special place for future generations.”

One visitor said: “We were looking forward to our first family outing after months in our flat with limited time outside. I have been to Bletchley Park before and love the atmosphere and the historic importance of the site. It was my husband’s first visit, and our first family picnic, with our infant son. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Another said: “We felt OK about visiting as we had seen online all the safety measures that were put in place and were happy to book a time slot for our own well-being. We arrived a bit early to ensure we were ready and were met by really helpful, happy, friendly staff and told all the precautions and measures to follow. We were able to take our time and enjoy hours looking around all that Bletchley Park has to offer because it has been so well set out and executed with safety guidelines.”

To celebrate reopening, the historic site’s visitor centre has been decorated with homemade red, white and blue bunting donated by craft-enthusiasts from across the UK as part of its ‘Bunting for Bletchley’ campaign, an initiative to help people keep busy during lockdown and show their support of Bletchley Park.