Visitor numbers soar at Bletchley Park after hit movie

Visitor numbers up by a third at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes Credit: ITV News Anglia

Visitor numbers at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes have soared since the release of the hit movie 'The Imitation Game' with nearly a third more visitors in 2014.

Numbers are set to exceed 190,000 people by the end of the year.

The film tells the story of the Second World war codebreaker Alan Turing who helped crack the German Enigma code.

The German Enigma code was cracked at Bletchley Park Credit: ITV News Anglia

“This has been a landmark year for Bletchley Park. The completion of the first restoration phase, a high profile royal visit with a family connection to make it all the more fascinating and now a hit film focusing on the life of a Codebreaker, have all combined to draw more people in to learn more about the incredible stories that live within these walls."

– Iain Standen, CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust