Keep the Bombe on the Bletchley Park Estate

by Kevin Murrell in Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th March 2018 we successfully raised £47,306 with 501 supporters in 28 days

To keep the Turing-Welchman Bombe working reconstruction on the Bletchley Park Estate

by Kevin Murrell in Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

Steve Green
13th March 2018

Congratulations, all! We did it!

John Helliwell
13th March 2018

Wonderful to think that the bombe will be able to join Colossus at TNMOC

Martin Hamilton
13th March 2018

What a brilliant idea - the bombe belongs at Bletchley!

Daniel Henry Whamond Hayton
13th March 2018

First knew the project as metal and parts. Well Done!

David Nutting
13th March 2018

Good luck, hope you make it!

13th March 2018

Without the Bombe and Collossus we might ALL be speaking German now!

Mathew O'Marah
13th March 2018

Best museum in the country! Congratulations on keeping the Bombe where it belongs.

Kirk Bowe
13th March 2018

Best of luck with this important endeavour.

Charles James BARR
13th March 2018

What an amazing collection of very early computing machines that chart the history and demonstrate the very origins of modern high speed electronic computation with (still) working machines! Well done to this appeal for the Bombe.

Cees Meijer
13th March 2018

Visited Bletchley park two years ago and saw the Bombe running . Such an impressive piece of mechanics deserves a real real good home.

Andrew Johnson
13th March 2018

Almost there! Congratulations from across the pond; the UK Micro-computing explosion in the 70's & 80's made me part of the brain drain but I'm proud of the history that got me over here so I try to pay it back when I can.

Andrew Hurst
13th March 2018

An amazing machine rebuilt by a very dedicated group of people of which our Stereoscopic Society member Mike Hillyard is one of them. Mike produced a great 3D video about the subject which we all enjoyed watching, and had its own 3D cinema at Bletchley. Best wishes to all involved that this great piece of mechanical and computing history keeps telling its unique story for generations to come.

Benoit Long
12th March 2018

WWII was in part won by the efforts of the teams at Bletchley. My wife and I visited the Park last year and we loved it. I hope you succeed in your efforts. We'd love to visit again and see the results of your efforts in the future.

Michael Philip Catterall
12th March 2018

The Bombe, Tunney, Heath Robinson, EDSAC, WITCH, ICL803 & 903, IBM1130, bits of LEO, Marconi TAC, ICL 2900, BBC B and much more in one place. Not bad!

Jolanta Podgajna
12th March 2018

Absolutely lovely and helpful team - we planned a visit but could not make it due to the recent snowy weather. We will try again soon :).

David Saul
12th March 2018

Keep up the great work

Albert Stuurman
12th March 2018

Nice work! This is also a great excuse to combine the visit to the museum with a nice Holiday. Greetings Albert (Netherlands)

Michael Syree
12th March 2018

It just has to stay at Bletchley

Michael Horne
12th March 2018

Good luck in the last 12 hours of the campaign - it's a fantastic idea to bring the Bombe to the TNMOC!

Zoe Powell
12th March 2018

The Bombe must stay on site as it's an important part of our history. My Grandad worked as an engineer to build Colossus and would have donated too if he was still alive. I am donating in his honour and memory.

Chris Neville
12th March 2018

The only place the bombe should be

Anthony Butler
12th March 2018

I’m right behind this...

Mervyn Huggett
12th March 2018

It is very important and more meaningful for future generations to see this equipment kept together and in a working state.

Charles Ormrod
12th March 2018

The Bombe belongs with Colossus, two chapters in the same compelling story of intellectual genius and fine engineering combining to help shorten the war and save thousands of lives on all sides.

12th March 2018

Got to keep the "Jewel in the Crown" on the Bletchley Park site whatever the cost.


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TNMOC Badge, Colossus Rebuild magnet

TNMOC Badge, Colossus Rebuild fridge magnet showing two Wren re-enactors, plus a letter of thanks.

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Colossus Rebuild paper tape and valve

Limited Edition special presentation box of Colossus Rebuild paper tape and valve. Only five available.

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Turing-Welchman Bombe postage stamp.

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Enigma Film 2001 Crew Jacket

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