Bletchley Park’s much-loved 1940s Weekend returns on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2022: the first held since 2019.
Fun for all the family, this two-day event in September is a chance to step back in time and enjoy a marvellous weekend of vintage entertainment at the internationally renowned museum and heritage attraction, once home to Britain’s World War Two Codebreakers.
Visitors can dress to impress in 1940s attire, or take to the dance floor and learn some moves with Swing Dance MK.
There will be live music throughout the weekend, from the Bluebird Belles, the Bailey Dolls, and the Last Chance Rag Time Band. In addition, Jeep Jump Jive will be on site to bring tunes from the back of a 1940s’ US Army Air Force Jeep. There will also be market stalls for those who would like to indulge in a little vintage retail therapy.
Families visiting Bletchley Park during the 1940s Weekend can try their hand at being codebreakers and join The Watch. They’ll receive training and then use their newly learned skills to decode messages, helping Bletchley Park to build up a picture of enemy operations and save an Allied convoy.
All this plus 1940s’ reenactors, various food vendors, and more!
Local residents living within a 10-mile radius of Bletchley Park can receive 50% off admission, which then allows unlimited return visits for a year, and under 12s go free.
Bletchley Park is sure visitors will have a fabulous time at their 1940s weekend.
Visit the website for more information.
Listen back to our interview with Dawn Barlow, Head of Operations at Bletchley Park, about their iconic 1940s weekend event below.