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International Spy Museum

  • Admission ticket to Washington DC's International Spy Museum
  • See more than 200 gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles and technologies used for espionage
  • Adopt a cover identity and test your spy skills throughout the museum
International Spy Museum
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International Spy Museum
From $24.26
Learn the story of spies, intelligence operations and deceptions that changed the course of history with an admission ticket to Washington, DC’s International Spy Museum. See the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display — more than 200 gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles and technologies. Travel back in time to learn about past spies and unlikely undercover agents. Adopt a cover identity and self-test spy skills along the way. Also, be sure to check out the interactive James Bond exhibit — ‘Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains.’
What to Expect
The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the United States entirely dedicated to espionage. It’s also the only one in the world that provides a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has helped to not only shape history, but also have a significant impact on world events.
Upon entering the building, adopt a cover identity and learn why an agent needs one. Then self-test spy skills while browsing the museum’s artifacts, spy gadgets and mystery-revealing photos. Audio and video presentations will teach how to keep that cover along the way.
Browse the many themed rooms, enjoy interactive activities and hear real stories about past spy missions. For example, in the School for Spies, examine more than 200 spy gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles and technologies. Then learn the stories behind the spycraft and self-test skills of observation, analysis, surveillance and disguise at the interactive stations.
In the Secret History of History, uncover the stories behind the famous men and women who were considered above suspicion — and doubly effective as spies, like George Washington and Joseph Stalin. 
Also, in the interactive James Bond exhibit ‘Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains,’ meet Bond’s villains, uncover their schemes and explore their exotic lairs and weapons in this special exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Bond film franchise.
Reviews (225)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
OUTSTANDING!!!! I can't wait to go back!

I wish I had more time to spend there!! I had no idea it was so interesting or hands on... It was by far one of the most fun and interesting museums I have been to in a very long time! There were A LOT...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rlmx3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Unique and fantastic place

My husband and I visited on a rainy day during a trip to DC. It was even better than we'd hope. The visit is a tour of the museum that is guided at points. There is a clue-based game to play on your journey and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kimberlyrU9470UD
Reviewed October 20, 2018
Good place to see

We went here as a family in Oct 2018. It was interesting. I would recommend participating in their clues program where you have to find answers as you tour the museum. It was good, not sure I would go back anytime soon

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank John A
Reviewed October 2, 2018
super fun for the kids and very interesting for adults

once in a lifetime probably in such a museum. super fun for the kids and very interesting for adults

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ms0la
Reviewed September 30, 2018
Fun place that's for sure.

We're there for about few hours .. It's great and fun chinning to see the James Bond car the Aston Martin DB5 first appeared in the 1964 James Bond thriller Goldfinger.:):) and prison .. all kinds. Showing a lots of history but adult for $39.00...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Annabelle_8314
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