Playing Cards with Hidden Maps

This object has been adopted by:

  • Finn Brant
  • Eddie & Michael Geritz
  • Mike Harte
  • Andrew Lewis
  • Simon Marsden
  • Jack Pana
  • Julian Parker
  • Richard Parker
  • The Rhodes Family
  • Les Rollason
  • Milan Stolze
If you would like to join them click on Adopt Me below.
Tier: Standard
Price: £25
Location: London
Accession Number: 72/S/438

Object details

If Escape Rooms and cartography are your passions then this is the adoption for you. Used by RAF prisoners of war in Germany during the Second World War, playing cards were often used to smuggle maps into prison camps.

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Each adoptee will receive a digital image of their adoption along with a certificate. Recognition of the adoption, including your name and an optional dedication message, will be listed on Collections Online. You will also receive tailored communication throughout the year about your adoption! Click here to see an example of the certificate and digital image received with your adoption.

Once you have completed your adoption, your digital certificate and image will be emailed to you, please allow up to five working days.  If you have made the adoption as a gift, details of the gift will be taken after purchase.  We will send the certificate and image out to you, with the gift recipient’s name included, which you can then give as a present.

Adoptions last 12 months from the purchase date.  The Museum may remove items from display temporarily or permanently for essential operational or conservation reasons.  Please check on our website for current location if you are travelling to see your object.

If you would like to adopt an object in the Standard tier exclusively, please do email us.

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