Enigma (Wikipedia) was a World War II-era rotor machine used by Nazi Germany, amongst others, and was famously broken by Allied cryptographers.

Where can I see one?[]


  • Australian War Memorial, Canberra (3 rotor Enigma machine) [1], [2]
  • Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (3 rotor Enigma machine) [3]



  • Military Communications and Electronics Museum, Kingston [4] a 4-rotor Enigma machine, [5].


  • Deutsches Museum, Munich

[6] Both 3 and 4 rotor Enigma machines.


United Kingdom[]

An Enigma on display at the Imperial War Museum, London

  • Bletchley Park, Bletchley, near Milton Keynes. In December 2004, they were exhibiting a four-wheel Naval Enigma (M4), two three-wheel Enigmas, and an "exploded" Enigma rotor display.
  • Imperial War Museum, London. A 3-wheel Enigma.
  • Science Museum, London. The museum has a three-wheel Enigma on display.
  • Mark Baldwin, itinerant lecturer. Dr Baldwin's presentations are accompanied by a four-wheel Enigma machine.
  • Royal Signals Museum, Blandford Camp, Dorset. The museum has a three-wheel Enigma on display.
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, which has a World War II Polish duplicate of the three-wheel Enigma.
  • HMS Belfast, London. A 4-wheel Naval Enigma.

United States[]

The National Cryptologic museum has a number of Enigma machines on display.


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