Alan Turing is expected to receive a full parliamentary pardon.
Iain Stewart, the Milton Keynes South MP, is given a tour of the heritage site to see the progress of its £7.4 million restoration project
£7.4million Heritage Lottery Funded project to restore some of Bletchley Park’s codebreaking buildings
Bletchley Park, the home of the second world war codebreakers, is to unveil the latest stage in its restoration project.
Hut 11 has been restored thanks to a legacy left by a Bletchley Park veteran and will be officially opened later this morning.
The wartime Turing-Bombe hut was nicknamed the Hell Hole by the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) who operated the Bombe machines because it was so hot and noisy.
The new exhibition includes quotes from the women, telling the story of their time at Bletchley Park.
The historic site of Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes has been brought into the 21st century with a multi-media guide.
The interactive handheld device is available to visitors and will help them explore the home of the Second World War Codebreakers.
It includes an adult tour and one specifically designed for children with puzzles and storytelling.
Iain Standen, Chief Executive Officer of Bletchley Park Trust, said "Once we'd seen both the Adult Tour and the quirky Children's Tour, we were absolutely convinced that we had made a good choice."
The Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing who saved thousands of lives through his code breaking work in the Second World War, is expected to be given a parliamentary pardon.
Turing, who was prosecuted and convicted over his homosexuality in the 1950s, has already received a posthumous apology.
The MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart, says a pardon would be 'a final cleansing of the wrong' done to Turing, as Alistair Nelson reports.
Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes has been given an official stamp of approval from the National tourist board. The Home of the Codebreakers has been granted Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Status.
Bletchley Park, once Britain's best kept secret, is now a heritage site and museum. The Park's Second World War successes helped shorten the war by around two years.
Pam Foden from VisitEngland says “We’re delighted to welcome Bletchley Park to our Quality Assurance scheme. Our Quality Rose Marque is a recognised stamp of approval, assuring visitors that the attraction offers a memorable, quality experience."
Iain Standen, CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust, said “We’re delighted to have been given this official stamp of approval. Bletchley Park is undergoing huge changes this year, with the £7.4m Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project now underway."
Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing looks set to follow Sir Winston Churchill onto a banknote according to bookmakers Ladbrokes.
Sir Winston will feature on five pound notes due to enter circulation in 2016.
Punters are now speculating as to who will follow suit with Alan Turing the 4/1 favourite.
The maths genius helped crack top secret German codes. His work is credited with shortening the duration of the Second World War.
Nearly 27,000 people have signed a petition for the Bletchley codebreaker Alan Turing to be pictured on the next £10 note.
Turing's been hailed a national hero for his work at Bletchley in Milton Keynes during the Second World War.
In 1952 he was convicted of gross indecency after admitting to police that he was gay.
In response to the petition, the Bank of England's said it welcomes suggestions on historic figures to put on notes.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a robbery at a building society at Bletchley in Buckinghamshire. It happened at the Nationwide Building Society at about 5.30pm on Tuesday. Three offenders tied up two members of staff with duct tape, before taking an amount of cash.