Cipher | Decipher

Cipher wheel from Cipher Decipher exhibit

Cipher | Decipher

Cipher | Decipher is an interactive exhibition developed by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, in partnership with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

Providing visitors with a rare and exciting opportunity to view an authentic Second World War Enigma cipher machine, Cipher | Decipher breaks down communications encryption: what it is, how it works, and how it affects our lives. The 500-square-foot exhibition showcases a wide range of historic communications encryption artifacts on loan from the CSE, and contains both hands-on and digital experiences, as well as custom illustrations that visually demonstrate key processes in cybersecurity, and making and breaking ciphers. Visitors will be able to scramble their own messages using a cipher wheel, see how an Enigma cipher machine works, and tackle puzzles to learn if they have what it takes to work in the field of cryptology.


Oct 15 2021 - Jan 08 2022


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Joseph Brant Museum
1240 North Shore Blvd Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1C5