Cryptologic Travel Guide

Adelaide, Australia

Somerton Man Sites

  • Somerton Man grave
  • Somerton Beach (place where the corpse of the Somerton Man was found)

Somerton-Man-Bar

Albuquerque, NM

Window Rock

 

Amsterdam

Marinemuseum, Den Helder

  • Has a Dutch Enigma

 

Belfast, UK

Whitehead

 

Bergen, Norway

Theta Room

  • Museum with an Enigma on display

Isdal Woman

 

Berlin, Germany

Museum Harnekop

Antiquariat für Occulta & Masonica

Luftwaffenmuseum Berlin-Gatow

  • Has an Enigma.

Set Theory Clock

  • Clue for Kryptos

Deutsches Technikmuseum

Deutsches Spionagemuseum

 

Berne, Switzerland

Museum für Kommunikation

  • Has a few encryption machines on display.

Museum ENTER (Solothurn)

  • Computer museum (might have cipher technology)

 

Billings, MT

Montana Computer & Robotics Museum, Bozeman

  • Has a few encryption machines on display.

 

Birmingham, AL

Old Flatwoods Cemetery in Nauvoo

 

Birmingham, UK

Shugborough Hall

  • Tourist site with a famous monument having an encrypted inscription

Shugborough-Inscription-bar

Cheltenham

Listening-Stones-bar

Bonn, Germany

Arithmeum

  • Has an Enigma.

 

Boston, MA

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library 

Museum of World War II

MIT

 

Brussels, Belgium

Moustier

Moustier-4-bar

Budapest

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  • Rohonc Codex

Codex-Rohonci-newscan-bar

Military Museum

Hungarian Museum of Military History

 

Bydgoszcz, Poland

Rejewski Monument

 

Cardiff, UK

Monmouth Church

 

Charlotte, NC

University of North Carolina

Cyrillic-2-bar

Chicago, IL

Geneva

  • Fabyan Villa (important place in crypto history)

 

Columbia, SC

University of SC Library

 

Columbus, OH

Fulton, Ohio

 

Copenhagen

Museum (?)

  • Alexis Koehl’s cipher machines

 

Dallas

Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Bluffdale, Texas

 

Dublin

National Library

National Print Museum

  • might have cipher exhibits

 

Edinburgh

Dalkeith

 

Gothenburg, Sweden

Kikås

  • Encrypted gravestone of Knut Bergman (1853-1906)

 

Hamburg, Germany

Internationales Maritimes Museum

 

Independence, MO

Truman Museum

  • Has cipher machines.

 

Innsbruck, Austria

Goldenes Dachl (Little Golden Roof)

  • Encrypted inscription.

 

Koblenz, Germany

Bundeswehr Museum

  • Has cipher equipment.

 

Liverpool, UK

U-boat Story / Birkenhead

  • Has an Enigma.

Liverpool Record Office

 

London, UK

Blandford Forum

  • Military museum with crypto exhibits

The Bletchley

  • https://www.thebletchley.co.uk/#t43-kitch3n

British Library

  • Journal of the South Carolina Baptist Historical Society (1975, Olilver Hart’s Diary)
  • BL Ms Add 32305 contains 39 folios of “unidentified cipher keys”:
  • “Alaric 3 Cipher” book, by Nathaniel George Wilkins

British Museum

Freemason Archive

  • Has numerous cipher archivals

Imperial War Museum

  • Has encryption machines
  • Has PoW letters written by Julius Green

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  • Has crypto equipment.

Combined Military Services Museum Maldon

  • Has an Enignma
  • MI9 paperwork
  • other cipher equipment?

National British Archive

  • Has a lot of crypto-related material.

Newmarket (Suffolk)

  • Bill Tutte Memorial

Science Museum

Blythe House Archive & Library

  • Has a Beatrix Potter collection, open to all with an interest in Beatrix Potter and her encrypted diary.

Wellcome Library

  • Has encrypted documents.

Museum of Childhood

  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2624200/Confessions-crushes-stolen-kisses-200-years-teenage-diaries.html

Victoria & Albert Museum

  • Akhnaton coat (not on display)
  • http://www.wired.com/2012/01/british-pow-uses-morse-code-to-stitch-hidden-message-during-wwii/

Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

  • Has Polish cipher equipment.

Jozef Pilsudski Institute (aka Instytut Józefa Piłsudskiego)

  • Has a French-built Enigma analogue and a considerable display concerning the Polish contribution to early Enigma cracking.

Military Intelligence Museum at Chicksands

  • Has an Enigma.

 

Los Angeles, CA

Huntington Library

  • The Civil War Telegraph Archive of Thomas T. Eckert

Decoding-the-Civil-War

Luxemburg

  • https://learning.mozilla.org/codemoji/#/onboarding/step1

 

Luzern, Switzerland

Verkehrshaus

  • Has cipher machines (Enigma, Kryha)

 

Manchester, UK

Mellor

  • Pigpen grave stone of Thomas Brierly,

Castleton

  • Pigpen grave stone of John Farmer Dakin

Manchester University

  • Turing memorial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing_Memorial
  • Encrypted diary: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/N13677160

 

Milan, Italy

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

  • Has a few cipher machines on display.

 

Milton Keynes, UK

Bletchley Park

  • Famous crypto museum

National Museum of Computing

  • Has an original SZ42, plus rebuilds of the Tunny Machine and Colossus.

Escape room “Roomescape”

  • http://www.roomescapemk.com/decipherthevoynich.html
  • http://www.agreatescaperoom.com/about

 

Milwaukee, WI

Public Museum, Dietz Typewriter Collection

  • http://www.mpm.edu/research-collections/history/online-collections-research/dietz-typewriter-collection (Cryptologia 1991-1-4 Sedgwick)

 

Montreal, Canada

Fuck-you Gravestone

  • Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetary in Montreal, for 54-year-old John Laird McCaffrey who died in 1995

Fabian Humphrey’s Prayer Book

  • Montreal, McClennan Library (McGill University), MS G 177

 

Moscow

Zvenigorod

 

Munich, Germany

Deutsches Museum

  • Has a cipher machine collection.

 

Narvik, Norway

Occupation Museum

  • Has an Enigma.

 

Newcastle, UK

??? Cemetry

 

New Orleans, LA

National World War II Meuseum

  • Has Enigma on display.

 

New York City

Pigpen grave Stones

  • http://scienceblogs.de/klausis-krypto-kolumne/2014/03/18/der-verschluesselte-grabstein-im-schatten-des-world-trade-center/

Nightmare House

  • Zodiac Killer exhibit http://nightmarenyc.com/    (temporary?)

New York Public Library

  • David Shulman Collection
  • New York Tribune Articles after 1876 election
  • https://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/archivalcollections/pdf/baconcipher.pdf

New York Society Library

 

New York State

  • Henry Debosnys exhibits/papers in Adirondack History Museum, Elizabethtown, NY
  • Noah John Rondeau’s encrypted journals in Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

 

Nottingham, UK

Cryptology Escape Rooms

  • https://cryptologyrooms.co.uk/

Escape-Room-bar

Nuremberg, Germany

Railway + Communication Museum

Protokollbuch des studentischen Constantistenordens

 

Oakland, CA

Edward Hebern building

 

Orlando, FL

Ocala

  • Code Talkers Monument

 

Paderborn

HeinzNixdorf MuseumsForum

 

Paris

Écouen, Musée national de la Renaissance

  •  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:16th_century_French_cypher_machine_in_the_shape_of_a_book_with_arms_of_Henri_II.jpg
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Encoded_letter_of_Gabriel_Luetz_d_Aramon_after_1546_with_partial_deciphering.jpg

Musée Carnavalet

  • parismuseescollections.paris.fr/fr/musee-carnavalet/oeuvres/page-69-du-carnet-de-croquis-inscriptions-et-chiffres

 

Philadelphia, PA

University of Delaware Library

 

Pittsburgh, PA

Leibniz Encryption Machine

 

Portsmouth, UK

National Museum Royal Navy

  • Has an Enigma

Collingwood Museum

 

Poznan, Poland

Codebreakers Memorial

 

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State Archives

  • Rose O’Neal Greenhow ciphers

 

Richmond, VA

Museum of the Confederacy

 

Rome, Italy

Restaurant Armando al Pantheon

 

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg Museum

 

San Francisco, CA

Museum ship USS Pampanito

  • Has a Sigaba machine and other cipher equipment on board

 

San Jose, CA

Computer History Museum, Mountain View

  • http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102627408
    http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102704301

Mountain View National History Museum

  • Has an Enigma.

 

St. Louis, MO

Washington University

 

Stockholm, Sweden

Ödeshög

  • Rök Runestone

 

Toronto, Canada

Wellesley grave stone

  • http://www.waterlooogs.ca/cemeterypics/RushesCemetery.html

 

Vienna, Austria

Technisches Museum

  • Enigma and Rehmann Diskret on display

Rehmann-Diskret-Wien-bar

Starhemberg-Kaserne

  • Cellection of radio technology, including crypto devices

Österreichisches Staatsarchiv

  • Cipher discs
  • numerical codes

Stephansdom

  • O5 sign at Stephansdom
  • Rudolf’s IV gravestone in the Stephansdom in Vienna carries an inscription enciphered using the Alphabetum Kaldeorum, which gives the names and titles of the duke.

Klosterneuburg

  • Plague Coloumn inscription

Inschrift-bar

Warsaw, Poland

Technical Museum

  • Has an Enigma.

Military Museum

  • Has two Enigmas.

Pyry

  • Memorial plate

Rejewski Homestead

  • Memorial plate

Rejewski, Różicki, Zygalski Memorial

 

Washington, DC

Antipodes

  • Sculpture with encrypted inscription

Sanborn-Antipodes

National Cryptologic Museum

  • Most important crypto museum in the world

Lorenz-Maschine-NCM

Spy Museum

  • Has an Enigma and some more cipher exhibits

Washington University Libraries

CIA Museum Langley

  • Enigma, M209, but not open to public

Cold War Museum Vint Hill

only building

Carlisle Army archive

NARA, Washington

  • Might have information about MIS-X

US National Archives in College Park, MD College Park

  • Has Rose O’Neal Greenhow material

Crime Museum

  • Zodiac Killer exhibits?

Folger Shakespeare Library

  • Had Voynich Manuscript exhibition (now closed)

George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington

  • Friedman Collection, (see Cryptologia 1/2015)
  • Rosemary Sheldon inventory

Air and Space Museum

Electronics Museum

Fort Hunt

National Archive

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • Stegnographic letter (http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1071966)
  • Decrypts (http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn39518)
  • Milk can (http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1091138)
  • Box (http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1147069)

Library of Congress

Hampton sculpture

Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building

  • Covert Operations Fragments (sculpture by Jim Sanborn)

Arlington Cemetrary

Friedman-Grave-bar

Zurich, Switzerland

Schreibmaschinenmuseum Pfäffikon

  • Has a few cipher machines on display.

Sphinx-bar

 

Notes:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enigma_machine

Covert Operations Fragments. Es befindet sich im

Kommentare (8)

  1. #1 Rick A. roberts
    29. November 2015

    Shugborough Inscription – I believe that this is a Biblical Numeric. ” DOUOSVAVVM “, in Roman Numerals = 1,000 + 500 + 70 + 11 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 1,617. The start of ” Great War “, was in 1617 and lasted until 1648. ” DUSAM ” = Sleeping. KING JAMES BIBLE – Mark 14:37 ; AND HE COMETH AND FINDETH THEM SLEEPING AND SAID UNTO (PETER) SIMON
    SLEEPEST THOU ? COULDEST NOT THOU WATCH ONE HOUR ? ” OOVVV ” = 37. Matthew 1 KJV ” UAVVV ” = 25. Geneology 25 lines from Abraham to JESUS. Abraham was promised that CHRIST would should descend from him. ” Ve ” = UV AW, ” V aff = VAVV. I believe that the monument celebrates the BIRTH OF CHRIST and it commemorates the Great War (Thirty Year War) 1617 – 1648.

  2. #2 Rick A. roberts
    29. November 2015

    Shugborough Inscription I believe that this is a Biblical Numeric. ” DOUOSVAVVM “, in Roman Numerals = 1,000 + 500 + 70 + 11 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 1,617. The start of ” Great War “, was in 1617 and lasted until 1648. ” DUSAM ” = Sleeping. KING JAMES BIBLE – Mark 14:37 ; AND HE COMETH AND FINDETH THEM SLEEPING AND SAID UNTO (PETER) SIMON
    SLEEPEST THOU ? COULDEST NOT THOU WATCH ONE HOUR ? ” OOVVV ” = 37. Matthew 1 KJV ” UAVVV ” = 25. Geneology 25 lines from Abraham to JESUS. Abraham was promised that CHRIST would should descend from him. ” Ve ” = UV AW, ” V aff = VAVV. I believe that the monument celebrates the BIRTH OF CHRIST and it commemorates the Great War (Thirty Year War) 1617 – 1648.

  3. #3 Rick A. roberts
    29. November 2015

    I believe that this is a Biblical Numeric. ” DOUOSVAVVM “, in Roman Numerals = 1,000 + 500 + 70 + 11 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 1,617. The start of ” Great War “, was in 1617 and lasted until 1648. ” DUSAM ” = Sleeping. KING JAMES BIBLE – Mark 14:37 ; AND HE COMETH AND FINDETH THEM SLEEPING AND SAID UNTO (PETER) SIMON
    SLEEPEST THOU ? COULDEST NOT THOU WATCH ONE HOUR ? ” OOVVV ” = 37. Matthew 1 KJV ” UAVVV ” = 25. Geneology 25 lines from Abraham to JESUS. Abraham was promised that CHRIST would should descend from him. ” Ve ” = UV AW, ” V aff = VAVV. I believe that the monument celebrates the BIRTH OF CHRIST and it commemorates the Great War (Thirty Year War) 1617 – 1648.

  4. #4 Rick A. roberts
    29. November 2015

    I believe that this is a Biblical Numeric. ” DOUOSVAVVM “, in Roman Numerals = 1,000 + 500 + 70 + 11 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 1,617. The start of ” Great War “, was in 1617 and lasted until 1648. ” DUSAM ” = Sleeping. KING JAMES BIBLE – Mark 14:37 ; AND HE COMETH AND FINDETH THEM SLEEPING AND SAID UNTO (PETER) SIMON
    SLEEPEST THOU ? COULDEST NOT THOU WATCH ONE HOUR ? ” OOVVV ” = 37. Matthew 1 KJV ” UAVVV ” = 25. Geneology 25 lines from Abraham to JESUS. Abraham was promised that CHRIST would should descend from him. ” Ve ” = UV AW, ” V aff = VAVV. I believe that the monument celebrates the BIRTH OF CHRIST and it commemorates the Great War (Thirty Year War) 1617 – 1648.

  5. #5 Jerry McCarthy
    England, Europa.
    26. Mai 2017

    Suggested corrections:
    1) “Rejewsky Homestead” should be “Rejewski Homestead”.

    2) “Rejewsky, Drygalsky, Rosiczky Memorial” should be “Rejewski, Różicki, Zygalski Memorial”

  6. #6 Jerry McCarthy
    England, Europa.
    26. Mai 2017

    3) National Museum of Computing (@ BP).

    Has an original SZ42, plus rebuilds of the Tunny Machine and Colossus.

  7. #7 Jerry McCarthy
    England
    26. Mai 2017

    4) “Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum” no longer has an Enigma, although it has a Polish Encryption system. Jozef Pilsudski Institute (aka Instytut Józefa Piłsudskiego) in the POSK building in Hammersmith now has a French-built Enigma analogue and a considerable display concerning the Polish contribution to early Enigma cracking.

    http://www.pilsudski.org.uk/en/

  8. #8 Klaus Schmeh
    26. Mai 2017

    @Jerry@
    Thank you very much! I have included all the information you provided.