Absolutely great museum! Like everyone else we were entranced by the opportunity to use an Enigma machine to decode a message....super cool. Wonderful time.
We began by touring the museum on our own and then attended a docent led tour where we learned so many interesting "extra" facts. They have some very interesting items and provide lots of information about the pieces. They also have lots of available documentation that can add to the learning experience. Kids can do a fun scavenger hunt as... 更多
One of the best code breaking museums there is in the world. They have the only WWII Japanese purple machines in the world. Interactivity and kid friendly. Perfect for the technological minded and math majors of the world.
I visited with two grandsons recently and we had a wonderful time. They were intrigued by the Enigma machine and loved the chance to encipher a message using it. The displays about Revolutionary and Civil War codes and ciphers were really interesting. At various places, there are interactive games that enabled us to guess the codes Navajo code talkers used... 更多
The museum is in a refurbished motel now owned by NSA. Exhibits go from the beginning to the modern methods now in use. Of special interest is the exhibit on the Nazi code machine, enigma, which was cracked by the British at Bletchley estate.
Lot's of crypto history here, including many Enigma machines and a BOMBE. There is one Enigma machine that the public can use to cipher and decipher text. Very cool.
When I'm not traveling for business, I like to explore landmarks in my backyard. I'm fortunate to live across the bridge from the nation's capitol near places like The National Cryptologic Museum. I learned about this gem earlier this year and was eager to visit. Pros: Easily accessible to major roads. Great for all ages; they have activities geared towards... 更多
Great biographies, technical descriptions, artifacts, and stories of code-breaking successes. For example, I was happy to learn about Poland's and the US's contributions to cracking Germany's enigma machine during WWII. It put Bletchley Park's role in perspective. Some of the (detailed) descriptions on the exhibits are repetitive. They also have puzzles for kids to solve at many of the exhibits.
Making up for a summer that went by like greased lightning, our family decided to do some day trips the last week before school started. After passing by this museum probably a thousand times, we finally visited. I was very pleased to find the location easy to find, parking is available right in front of the building, and it is... 更多