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Bletchley Park welcomes its 100,000th visitor this year

Date Posted:31/07/2014

Bletchley ParkOn 30 July, Bletchley Park welcomed its 100,000th visitor of 2014, among a family of three generations who’d travelled specially all the way from Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Carol and Ronnie Elliott brought their children and grandchildren to visit the Home of the Codebreakers, with its newly restored buildings, exciting displays and interactive exhibitions, following the £8 million Heritage Lottery Fund supported restoration.
Carol said “I’d heard about Enigma and had researched the subject, which made me want to come and visit.” The couple’s daughter-in-law Judith Elliott is a secondary maths teacher, who teaches codebreaking and had also enjoyed the hit ITV drama, The Bletchley Circle.
The Elliott family were given complimentary entry as they arrived at the new Block C Visitor Centre as well as gifts including teddy bears, the Alan Turing special edition of Monopoly, puzzle books and a guidebook.
Kelsey Griffin, Bletchley Park’s Director of Operations said “We have never hit this milestone so early in the year before. It’s wonderful to see so many families intrigued by the story of what happened here, especially now that we are able to tell this breathtaking story to visitors better than ever before.”