Explore the world of communications

Kit, codes, Morse and more

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Discover the Royal Signals’ links to the amazing world of communications from secrets to satellites


Find-out how spies and agents have used codes to guard secrets from the enemy.


Learn how to code and decode messages using early codes.


Consider the impact of cryptography – encryption and decryption -for todays modern Army.

Create your own electric motors

Safety first – always work under adult supervision. Wear goggles and follow the safety advice. Remember motors generate heat and can cause fires so proceed with care. 

Electric Motor

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Electric Motor

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Tin Can Communicator

Explore early communications

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Code wheel

Encrypt and decrypt secret messages

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Explore the work of The Royal Signals


You can get a feel for what goes on in the world of codes and code breaking by visiting

The Royal Signals Museum

To find out more about Royal Signal, the work they do and career opportunities see