Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Lottery funds WWII codebreaker base

Bletchley Park, wartime home of the Government Code and Cypher School, has received £4.6m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The site, which is not too far from where I live, has been decaying for some time but it receives no external funding. Earlier this year Google provided some cash when it bought some of Alan Turing's papers.

Bletchley Park is also home to The National Museum of Computing.

The gift shop sells all sorts of interesting things, but my favourite is the Engima mug (see above), which is my regular drinking vessel of choice.