The agenda for the day was to join various family members for an organised tour of Bletchley Park, the WWII Codebreaking Centre where Alan Turing and thousands of others worked.
I expected to see some exhibitions, listen to some talks and maybe have a few photos with the family and the exhibits.
|Alan's Office||Slate Statue|
I did not expect to be stood in front of assorted media, including five different film crews.
I did not expect to be interviewed by two of the film crews.
Very odd, rather fun and completely unexpected.
Bletchley is an amazing place to visit. Over the last few years it has developed as a great museum, and still growing and improving. Notable exhibitions include the reconstructed Bombe machine (which took 12 years to complete), the Turing section (featuring several items on loan from my aunts) and the mansion (including Denison's office and a temporary exhibition of props and costumes from The Imitation Game movie).
Currently, the Bletchley Park Trust is working to raise funds to develop Hut 11A (the very empty looking room we were pictured in above). The plan is to recreate the orginal conditions that Turing and the others worked in, to create a realistic immersive experience for visitors.