Very upsetting and disappointing!
Appalled to learn that ' The Museum of Computing' which houses The Colossus and Tunny, has to pay an annual rent of £100,000 to Bletchley Park. They do not benefit from any of the gate fees.
They were not given a single penny from the £8 million Lottery Fund. Quite frankly, this is disgusting!
There is a small fee to pay to see the Colossus and Tunny, but worth it as this was our main reason for visiting Bletchley Park.
Without The Colossus and Tunny, Bletchley Park is nothing!
We were saddened to find a metal fence had been built to keep Bletchley Park separate from "The National Museum of Computing" despite them being only a few yards away from each other. During the war, they were not divided and the Colossus and Tunny exhibits were the technological marvels that cracked the German codes that enabled the D Day landings to take place. If that isn't enough, the Colossus is the world's very first computer. This must rank pretty highly in the list of mankind's greatest achievements. It is totally unjust to see all the money being spent at Bletchley Park whilst the National Museum Of Computing gets treated so badly.
It is crazy that they are now divided. They are both part of the same history. Internal politics needs to be sorted out to rectify this fiasco.
Friends of mine know of individuals who were involved with and worked at Bletchley Park in the war and I know for a fact how upset and disappointed they would be today to see and know the facts. Relatives and friends of theirs are appalled.
This is such an insult to the thousands of men and Women who worked there in the war.
The Museum of Computing should be the main focus of Bletchley Park.
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