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    Anyone been, would they recommend it and is there anything there to interest the two teenage Pottings? Always been fascinated by the "goings on" there since I saw "The Secret War" on the BBC many years ago.
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      I met a lady recently who was a codebreaker at Bletchley Park. Fascinating stories and things she will never tell. I've never been though.
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      Anyone been, would they recommend it and is there anything there to interest the two teenage Pottings? Always been fascinated by the "goings on" there since I saw "The Secret War" on the BBC many years ago.
      If you're interested in this sort of thing, try these two, very good for WW2 history.
      Both sort of on the way to Bletchley Park.

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      Anyone been, would they recommend it and is there anything there to interest the two teenage Pottings?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hark, Preston Park View Post
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      Take a ball. They could have a kickabout on the lawn. Otherwise, no.
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      The National Computing Museum is there - that should interest them

      My son's going on a school trip this month, he's really looking forward to it
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      My mum worked there as part of the 24 hour typing pool helping decode messages.Fascinating place
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      I went there for the first time about a month ago. It was much more interesting than I had imagined it would be.
      Beautifully restored and well worth getting on one of the guided tours.
      Highly recommended

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      The National Computer Museum? Just about the dullest museum I have ever seen.
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      I went there for the first time about a month ago. It was much more interesting than I had imagined it would be.
      Beautifully restored and well worth getting on one of the guided tours.
      Highly recommended

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      The National Computer Museum? Just about the dullest museum I have ever seen.
      Agree with both comments re. Bletchley Park and the National Computer Museum. I don't know if they still have it exhibited but the Science Museum in Kensington had the Enigma machines and was a much better environment to show youngsters. It's also well worth getting them acquainted with the historical importance of the code-breakers. I found a very good documentary about it that my lads (then 11 and 13) watched and enjoyed. I don't think it would have been half as interesting if they hadn't known about it previously.
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      I went there before MK Dons away a couple of seasons ago and loved it. We took my boyfriends eight year old nephew and he seemed to enjoy it but he is really interested in anything to do with WWII.

      What if you all watch the Imitation Game together first to see if they find that interesting?

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