Encryption Science Saturday

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 5th Oct 12.00pm-4.00pm Free (Drop In)
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Celebrate Maths Week Scotland and 100 years of GCHQ with code breaking drop in activities at National Museum of Scotland. Try your skills out with a code breaking trail, discover cipher wheels and enigma machines in the collections and get hands on with morse code challenges.

Can you crack all five codes to find the name of five exhibits in the National Museum of Scotland? Pick up a challenge to give it a try. Created by the Open University, they will be on hind to give hints and tips.

Take on the role of secret agents with our simulator to exchange messages and figure out the code.

Encrypted messages seem random at first, but finding patterns helps us solve them. Join the Royal Statistical Society to find out how we can uncover patterns.

Cryptgraph

Activities will take place in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland. Suitable for all ages no booking required.

Can't wait til 5 October? Check out this article and video to find out how an enigma machine works.

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