International Spy Museum

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The International Spy Museum is an independent non-profit museum located in Washington D.C., United States. It is dedicated to the history of espionage and spy-craft throughout history. The museum opened its doors in 2002, and since then, it has become a popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for people interested in the world of espionage.

The museum features over 7000 artifacts with around 1000 on public display accompanied by the photographs, interactive displays, video, etc. The exhibits cover a wide range of topics, including the history of espionage, famous spies and their missions, and the role of espionage in contemporary society.

The museum also has a collection of real spy gadgets and equipment, such as hidden cameras, microphones, and weapons. Some of the notable exhibits at the International Spy Museum include Briefing Center, Stealing Secrets, Making Sense of Secrets, Cover Action, Enigma Machine, Lipstick Pistol, etc.

Things to do at International Spy Museum

Explore the Exhibits: The museum has several exhibits that cover the history of espionage, famous spies, and spy technology. Some of the popular exhibits include Making Sense of Secrets, Stealing Secrets, Spying that Shaped History and many more. Visitors can interact with exhibits such as the 'Lie Detector Test,' which tests visitors' ability to detect lies.

Try the Spy Challenge: Visitors can take on a mission in the museum's Spy Challenge, which involves completing a series of tasks and puzzles to uncover a secret message.

Attend a Spy School Workshop: The museum offers several onsite workshops and virtual workshops where you can learn about the skills and tools used by spies.

Visit the Gift Shop: The museum has a gift shop that sells spy-related merchandise, including books, gadgets, and souvenirs.

Virtual Experience: The museum also offers virtual guided tours and interactive virtual workshops which allows visitors to explore the exhibits and complete challenges from the comfort of their own home.

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    4 hours

Address of International Spy Museum

700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, United States

Opening & Closing time of International Spy Museum

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