More to do

There are several ways to discover the site and reveal some of its past and interesting stories. The best is to participate in one of the edutainment based activities, a fun experience, perhaps even an adventure. All based on an educational perspective.

What about a thrill to search for clues to solve the mystery of The Radio Shadow, or to search for secret Morse codes and crack its hidden messages, just like the Codebreakers did during WWII. The activities are located both indoor and outdoor around site. Help each other through the missions or split up in teams for a competition!

 

When the site is open, it is always possible to partaicipate in the guided tour The Day shift (ca 40 min), which is included in the entrance fee to the radio station. During the tour, the guide tells the listeners about the radio station’s history, what happens on the site today and why the site is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

During the summer, additional guided tours are scheduled, such as The The Technical Shift (90 min) and Transmitter start-up (90 min). In The Technical Shift (main language English) the long wave transmitter is in focus from a more technical perspective and during Transmitter start-up, the visitors are guided through a real long wave transmitter is start-up process. real.

 

Read more about the guided tours below. It is also possible to book a private guided tour.

THE RADIO SHADOW

A fun filled adventure
only for children!

Secretly, a spy has entered the radio station and stolen a super important part of the longwave transmitter. The telegram traffic to USA has therefore stopped. We need your help to catch the spy!

About The Radio Shadow

An adventure set at Grimeton Radio Station, allowing children to take part in a fun–filled search in hidden corners of the station’s buildings, searching for secret boxes and important clues to figure out who might be the suspected spy. A successful return of the missing part will get the radio station back on air to once again transmit essential telegrams.

 

The Mission

In secret a spy has entered the radio station and a super important part of the longwave transmitter has been stolen. All telegram traffic to USA has stopped. You have to catch the spy. But who is the main suspect? Can you be quiet as a mouse, cunning as a fox and search the station for clues without being seen? Can you locate all the secret boxes? Can you use the clues to figure out who the spy is? And most important, do you accept the challenge?

 

Fact

Location: On site both indoor and outdoor during opening hours.

Time: One mission takes approximately 30 minutes,

Price: Included in the admission price (70 SEK for children and youth 15 years). On arrival, pick up one of our top secret mission packs.

Recomended age: 6 – 12 years

For enquiries regarding the activities outside the opening hours, and larger group visits, please contact us for further information.

THE MORSE HUNTING

An exciting adventure for the entire family
or the ones a bit younger!

Engage in an exciting hunt for Morse signals! Listen carefully and get closer, step by step to the hidden transmitters around the radio station.

About The Morse Hunting

Challenge yourself or the entire family in the Morse Hunting. In this activity, the Morse alphabet is like a second language. Today’s digital and technical solutions are quickly making our communication more vulnerable. A skilled and experienced Morse telegraphist is invaluable and may be the only one who can ensure the possibility for people to continue to communicate quickly and reliable to ensure a reply.

 

The mission 

Morse transmitters are placed outdoor, in the area surrounding the radio station. Your task is to locate, listen and decrypt the signals in order to solve the transmitted message.

Choose to perform the task on your own, along with friends or challenge your family members on a competition. Do you accept the challenge?

 

Fact

Location: On site, start at the visitor center during its opening hours.

Time: One mission takes 30 – 40 minutes, outdoors.

Cost: 80 SEK /receiver kit. One up to three persons per kit is recommended. Each kit consists a mission map and a Morse code receiver.

Recommended age: from 6 years.

For enquiries including the activities outside opening hours and larger group visit, please contact us for further information.

THE CODE BREAKERS

A Challenging mission for the entire family
or the ones a bit older!

Engage in an exiting hunt for Morse signals, adapt cipher keys and decrypt coded messages using the same methods as ”The Codebreakers” did during the Second World War.

The Day Shift

Challenge yourself or the entire family in The Code Breaker. Search the area, listen for the signals belonging to transmitters cunningly placed around the site. Which letters hiding behind the short and long Morse signals? The challenge do not take a halt, the message has been encrypted! A sharp mind is required to create the correct cipher keys to decrypt the important message. You have to use the same methods as the codebreakers did in top-secret at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.

 

The Mission

A catastrophe has occurred and today’s high technological digital communication and computer systems have crashed. The Royal Telegraph Board of Sweden has a need for skilled telegraphists and cryptanalysists whom with their knowledge are the only ones who can solve the encrypted Morse code messages that has been sent with the longwave transmitter, a message, that if it is decrypted and readable in plain text, can save the world – Do you accept the challenge? 

 

Fact

Location: On site and partly outdoors, start at the visitor center during its opening hours.

Time: A mission solved in three steps, approximately 60 minuets.

Cost: 80 SEK /receiver kit. One to three persons per kit is recommended. Each kit consists of a mission map and a code set.

Recommended: from 15 years

For enquiries including the activities outside the opening hours of the Visitor center and larger group visits please contact us for further information.