Bletchley Park receives heritage education award

The famous World War II codebreaking site has received its first Sandford Award for Heritage Education

Bletchley Park, the famous World War II codebreaking site, now an educational museum, has won a Sandford Award for Heritage Education.

One of the 676 annual learning groups was shadowed by the Sandford assessor in order to confirm the award. Bletchley Park has a totally of 26,800 visitors in 2018, and was rated highly by Sandford judges after their visit in May 2019. The educational potential of the site, and the team’s ‘infectious enthusiasm’ were particularly praised.

The top-secret work of the codebreakers and the pioneering technology created here continues to be a source of inspiration and relevance for younger generations today.
– Kate Travers, Bletchley Park

Kate Travers, head of learning at Bletchley Park, said: “We are delighted to receive this award in recognition of the dedication and hard work by all staff to deliver inclusive, authentic, inspirational learning programmes that strive for excellence in educating students of all ages and abilities.

“The top-secret work of the codebreakers and the pioneering technology created here continues to be a source of inspiration and relevance for younger generations today.”

The Sandford Award is independently judged and quality-assured, and assesses programmes at museums, heritage sites, archives and collections across the UK.

For more information on Bletchley Park and its educational programmes, visit www.bletchleypark.org.uk/learn