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Bletchley Park museum receives repair grant

26th March 2010

Bletchley Park museum will receive government funding to pay for much-needed repairs.

The museum, which is on the site of Britain's World War Two code-breaking headquarters, will be granted GBP 250,000 to maintain buildings and improve the experience of the 100,000 people who visit each year.

Among the projects which will be carried out are fitting a new roof on one of the museum's blocks, replacing its ageing IT system and resurfacing roads and the visitor's car park.

Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw commented: 'The work carried out at Bletchley Park had a huge impact on the course of the war and the museum does a brilliant job in bringing this alive for people of all ages. I am delighted to announce this grant.'

Simon Greenish, chief executive of the Bletchley Park Trust, welcomed the funding and claimed it demonstrates the government's endorsement of the museum as a site of national importance.

In February, the Bletchley Park museum revealed that the number of visitors increased by 30 per cent during 2009, as public attention was focused on the 70th anniversary of World War Two.

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