Bletchley Park

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Eight of us (senior and disabled) visited Bletchley Park after a gap of 6 years, but instead of improvements it was worse!

The place is upgrading with Lottery funding, but because it is a work in progress there were diversions in place with many previously occupied huts now closed. Other huts were also closed because they were not finished. A bit like a building site!

Disabled facilities were lacking with uneven surfaces and toilets hard to reach. One had a heavy outer door which only open manually. There was no alternative to walking the large site – why not supply lifts on golf trolleys and self drive scooters. Signage around the Park was inadequate.

The cafe in Hut 4 was supposed to be better according to the website, but didn't seem any different? Without a leaflet or map, navigation was difficult. They had introduced multi media audio/visual guides, but most seniors have problems with these devices.

An email sent through the Bletchley Park website was unanswered after a week. I cannot recommend visiting this attraction until the improvements are finished.

While things are so bad, they should reduce the admission price – £13 (conc). This is too high a price for such little satisfaction. 

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