The Timmins Museum:NEC hosts a variety of exhibitions every year. See below for this year’s lineup!

The Hollinger House, which recreates a 1930s miner’s home, and the prospector’s cabin are also open to the public. Tours are available when the museum is open, up to 30 minutes before closing.

Current Travelling Exhibit:

February 22nd – April 30th

Pssst…Want to know a secret? The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre is pleased to present the bilingual travelling exhibition Cipher/Decipher, produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, to be on display at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre from February 22nd to April 30, 2021.

One way to safely share secret information is through encryption — which means converting your message into something only the intended recipient can understand. For as long as we’ve had secret information, individuals and organizations have encrypted and analyzed encrypted communications. One way people encrypt their secrets is through ciphers that replace the original message with other letters, numbers, words, or symbols. From schoolyard gossip to military plans, ciphers keep secrets out of the wrong hands.

Developed in partnership with the Communications Security Establishment, Cipher | Decipher is an interactive exhibition exploring the past and present of communications cryptology — what it is, how it works, and how it affects our lives. See an authentic Enigma cipher machine, or try your hand at logic puzzles and games to see if you have what it takes to work in the field of cryptology.



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