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Fast-paced adventure game across four University of Cambridge Museums

This winter, take part in a high-energy codebreaking adventure across the Museum of Classical Archaeology and three other University of Cambridge Museums, inspired by the exhibition Codebreakers and Groundbreakers.

Saturdays 4 November - 16 December 2017 and 6 January - 24 February 2018. 10.30am-1pm.

For adults.


Crack the code

The Cambridge Codebreaking Society have recently come into the possession of a curious set of letters. The letters, exchanged between a cryptographer and linguist, span decades. The last references a closely-held secret, but it’s written in an unbreakable code. The code refers to a series of artefacts spread out across space and time. The Society has called upon its finest minds to help them try to crack the code before the answers are lost forever. 

With a live leaderboard, cryptic clues, surprise challenges and roaming characters your team will have to be curious, cooperative and clever to come out on top.

But as the secret behind the code becomes apparent, you'll be faced with a moral choice. Sometimes, is it better not to know?

The adventure takes place across the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Fitzwilliam Museum, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The Last Secret is presented by the University of Cambridge Museums in partnership with London-based adventure games experts Fire Hazard Games.

Find out more on the University of Cambridge Museums website.

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Every cast tells two stories.
One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.


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Following Government guidance, we are now closed until further notice and will not reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2021 as planned. Our priority is to protect our staff and visitors.



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