The Illustration Game
Emily Tracy
Bletchley Park
Tue 29 Oct 11.00-15.30
Wed 30 Oct 11.00-15.30
Thu 31 Oct 11.00-15.30
Fun paper-based activities based on sketches from the WW2 archives with artist Emily Tracy What was it like for the people who had to keep their work at Bletchley Park so secret? To find out, join artist Emily Tracy for these fun drop-in workshops. Activities include creating 1940s origami uniforms, secret sketching, flip books, patterns, coded messages and invisible ink. 

The workshops will take place in our new temporary exhibition – The Illustration Game: Sketches from the Archives, located in Hut 12. We will explore how drawing and other creative activities were used as outlets for people from all walks of life, employed in difficult, frustrating and frequently tedious work at Bletchley Park during World War Two. Only a small number of photos exist from that time, so the sketches from the Bletchley Park archives, created during the war and afterwards by Veterans, are a powerful example of how the smallest details and most comical memories can survive in pictures. 

No need to book, just pop in with the family! These workshops are part of the Big Draw 2019 – Drawn to Life.

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This is a free event

Tickets: Included with general admission (Children under 12 go free)

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Bletchley Park

Miss Catherine Holden
t: 01908272664

Family Friendly Facilities: Families visiting Bletchley Park can expect an exciting, fun-filled day, exploring the museums and discovering all about the secretive codebreakers that worked here during World War Two. On arrival, pick up one of our family trails which will guide you to our ‘must-see’ highlights whilst providing you with activities and fun facts for all the family to enjoy. Later, let off steam in the children’s playground next to Hut 4 or admire the view of the Mansion across the lake. Keep an eye on our what’s on page to find out about upcoming events for families including free workshops for children during the school holidays and larger special events throughout the year. With so much to see and do, we think you’ll need more than just one day to visit us which is why your admission ticket offers unlimited free returns for a year.

Food and Drink

There is a cafe in Hut 4 and a coffee shop in Block C that are open all year round. A snack kiosk opens in the Pump Room during the summer and the Mansion Tea Room serves afternoon tea most weekends. There is also plenty of space to enjoy a picnic outside if the weather is fine.

Young children

There are plenty of toilets around the park with baby changing facilities, and every building has easy access for buggies and pushchairs or space to park them if required.


Getting here

By car – Junction 13 off the M1. Using Sat-Nav?  Please enter Sherwood Drive MK3 6DS as the postal address may take you to the wrong location.

By train – We are a few minutes walk from Bletchley train station, with links to London Euston (approx. 40 mins) and Birmingham New Street.

By bus – The nearest bus station is Bletchley bus station with inter-urban links to the Milton Keynes area and beyond.

We will do our best to help you and to make your visit to Bletchley Park enjoyable. If there is something that you feel could reasonably be improved, or if you have any special requirements, please let us know. Download our full access statement here.

Museum entrances
The Museum has step free access.

Access to the galleries
All the exhibitions are positioned at ground floor level bar one – Block B which has a wheel chair lift. Ramps are installed on site for easy access.

Disabled parking
There are 12 disabled parking spaces at the back of the Porters’ Lodge at the entrance and another 5 in Block F car park.

Borrow a wheelchair
Wheelchairs are available to borrow from the Visitor Centre during your visit. Unfortunately the Museum cannot provide assistance around the Museum for wheelchair users. However assistance will be available at wheelchair lifts.

British Sign Language guided tours
BSL interpreted guided tours are available throughout the year. Check our events calendar here for available dates and to book.

Guide and Assistance Dogs
Guide and Assistance Dogs are welcome. Dog bowls are available from the admission desk.

Sound and enhancement systems
Sound enhancement systems for both hearing aid users and non hearing aid users are available for the 12.00 tour and the 14.00 tour. Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour is due to start and speak to your friendly tour guide who will provide you with the equipment.

Admission charge
The necessary escort of a visitor with a disability is admitted free of charge upon request, while the normal charge applies to the disabled visitor.

Will Amlot

Bletchley Park
Sherwood Drive
+44 (0) 1908 640404

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