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Past, Present, Future: Codes and Ciphers

Sat, 24 Nov 2018
From 10:00 to 15:30
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Learn about codes and ciphers throughout history in this hands-on course.

Venture behind the scenes of secret messaging and learn how a selection of codes and ciphers work, from those used in ancient fields of battle to an important cryptographic algorithm that forms the basis of many of today’s secure communications systems. You’ll also have the opportunity to get to grips with a real World War Two Enigma machine as part of this full day of activities before dipping a toe into what might happen in the future. The course includes an outdoor tour of the site, and at the end of the day there will be a short amount of time during which to explore the site on your own.

This is a full-day course that is designed for adults with confidence in maths up to GCSE level and an interest in delving a little deeper. It will be accessible to older children who want to find out more about secret communication, but must be accompanied by a paying adult.


£11.00 per person (adults and children over 12)

Past dates
22 Oct 2018
From 10:00 to 15:30
26 Jul 2018
From 10:00 to 15:30
4 Apr 2018
From 10:00 to 15:30
Terms and Conditions

Bookings must made at least 48 hours in advance and are subject to availability. This event will be running again – please check What’s on for new dates.

On the day
Please bring printed email confirmation with you to admissions. Ticket includes access to the site for this workshop and on the specified date only. Annual pass is not included.

Cancellation policy
Tickets cannot be refunded once booked and paid for, but can be exchanged for an alternative date if customer notifies Bletchley Park at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Group booking
It may be possible to book this event privately for groups of 25 – 35 people on dates not listed in our What’s on calendar. Please contact the Learning team to make an enquiry via [email protected]