Encryption Science Saturday
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.
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.
Looking Forward: Glasgow Science Festival
Glasgow Science Festival kicks off tomorrow (1 - 11 June 2023), with the theme "Glasgow's Looking Forward". We've had a browse through the programme, and picked out some of our favourite events.
Upcoming Events1st Jan-31st Dec
Journey Around the World
The Burrell Collection, Glasgow All day £15 - £20 per group
Workshop for schools. Come on an adventure with us on the Silk Road and discover artifacts from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa!