Grant for WWII code-breaking site

Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, the top secret code-breaking hub of World War II, has been awarded nearly £500,000 of lottery funds.

The development money from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help the historic site become a world heritage and educational centre.

It is the first step towards a target of £10m to completely revamp the site.

The home of the code-breakers has been open to the public since 1994 but is in an advanced state of dilapidation.

“ Without their dedication, our nation's history might have been a very different one ”
Carole Souter Heritage Lottery Fund

Some of Britain's best brains spent the war cracking enemy codes at Bletchley Park, with many historians agreeing that their efforts shortened the war by two years.

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