The Postal Museum seeks schools to trial cracking code breakers - a new FREE outreach workshop

Calling all teachers. Register your interest today for a FREE Cracking Code Breakers Outreach workshops. Suitable for Upper KS2 and KS3.

Bring the Wartime story of the World’s first programmable computer to life in your classroom.

Date: Available from 13/3/2017 – 25/3/2017
Time: Available between 9am – 2.30pm
Venue: Outreach in schools

In this one-hour interactive workshop pupils will:

  • Step into Dollis Hill Research Station where General Post Office engineers invent all kinds of technology to improve communication. Discover how War with Germany made this job even more important.
  • Sign the Official Secrets Act and help Chief Engineer Tommy Flowers and his team to design and build a machine to crack the most difficult and important German code. Top secret messages from Hitler!
  • Work as a team of General Post Office engineers to find out how Colossus code breaking machine, the world’s first programmable computer, was built and discover the role of this special machine in the D-Day landings.

Curriculum links: Computing, Maths, Science, Technology, History, Geography, Citizenship

How to book:

Click here to register your interest or email Sally Sculthorpe, Schools Learning Manager, The Postal Museum, sally.sculthorpe@postalmuseum.org to find out more

About The Postal Museum and Mail Rail

Opening in central London in 2017, The Postal Museum is a brand new attraction revealing the extraordinary stories behind five centuries of the universally iconic postal service.

The Postal Museum will include a subterranean ride through the narrow tunnels of the Post Office Underground Railway – Mail Rail – opening to the public for the first time in its 100-year history.