Bletchley Park is in a race against time to find funding for one of the most important codebreaking
Huts on site to restore it alongside the other, Lottery funded, building works, ready for the Bletchley
Park’s re-launch in 2014.
Phoenix is the name given by Bletchley Park veterans for the Turing Bombe Rebuild which opened as a major visitor attraction on site in 2007. It is currently housed in Block B alongside the Enigma and Turing Exhibitions. However, its popularity with visitors means we now need to find a bigger home and explain the story to a new generation.
Hut 11a has recently become available and our plan is to restore it as a location for a re-developed interpretation of the reconstructed Bombe machine and its relationship to Enigma in terms of the
decryption process alongside Hut 11. This means we can return these important Huts to their original purpose.
We Need Your Help
The cost of restoring Huts 11 and 11a is £400,000. We have raised £300,000 to date but need your help to secure the remaining funds.
The money will fund vital building works, the re-siting of the rebuilt Bombe and a new exhibition including state of the art digital displays of the workings of the Bombe. We aim to bring the Bombe story to a new generation including the 8,000 children who visit Bletchley Park on education visits every year.
All of our projects are vital but none more so than Huts 11 and 11a which were the home of the Bombe during World War II. The Bombe Rebuild is seen by our visitors as a highlight of a Bletchley Park visit. Just as there is a need to accommodate the growing visitors to the site, there is a need to expand our exhibition offering.
If you can spare a donation, it would greatly assist us in the crucial work of restoring and interpreting this very important building.
Please help us if you can.
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