The Enigma Cipher Centre is an extraordinary place – a unique exhibition which engages visitors and presents the story of the breaking of the Enigma code and the ways of encrypting messages developed over the centuries. It is mystery and adventure in one.
An open mind and the willingness to test oneself by solving cipher mysteries are important to us. Our visitors will face an intellectual challenge prepared for them at an innovative, multimedia exhibition. It will be an engaging introduction to the tale about the events that changed the course of the Second World War and paved the way for the digital world we live in.
Enigma’s inventor applies for a patent for a cipher machine
Polish Cipher Section is established
Enigma is introduced in the German Navy
course on cryptology begins in Poznań
the Cipher Bureau is established
Enigma is cracked
meeting in Pyry
outbreak of the Second World War
Rejewski meets Turing. The Allies crack the Enigma code for the first time
the end of the Second World War
G. Bertrand’s book on Enigma is published in France