Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Bletchley Park codebreaking huts get £4.6 million boost

The famous codebreaking huts at Bletchley Park are a step closer to being saved following the award of a £4.6 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore Huts 1, 3 and 6 (as well as build a major new visitor centre). Here's what the Bletchley Park Trust say:
"Not only will this development allow the conservation of buildings of highly-significant heritage value, it will considerably improve the educational offering and visitor experience at Bletchley Park. During its post-war years of secrecy and neglect, Bletchley Park and many of its codebreaking huts and blocks quietly descended into near-dereliction; today they welcome 130,000 visitors a year. The ambition of the Bletchley Park Trust is to complete the restoration of the site, and to tell its story to the highest modern standards."
However, £1.7 million of match funding is still required to unlock the Lottery Fund money and the Bletchley Park Trust has launched the ‘Action This Day’ campaign to raise the match funding needed. Please click here for details of how to support it.
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