Family-Friendly Flag Trail

A young visitor tracks down knitted messenger pigeons in the museum galleries

Head on a family-friendly flag trail around the museum, and learn the International Code of Signals.

Cable ships laid cable long before radio communication was invented, so to communicate with the mainland messages were sent using the International Code of Signals.

Our cable ship engineer Alfred Izard was based on such a ship, and he sent very important messages back to the mainland through the use of the International Code of Signals.

When you are at the museum, help Alfred decode a message by finding flags around the museum. Once a flag is found, use the international code to work out the correct letter and when you finish the secret message will be decoded.

Free with museum entry. Available Daily