International Spy MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2023937798
- Ticket Price: 20 USD
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
The USA is home to some of the wackiest places on earth and the International Spy Museum in Washington is certainly one of them. One thing is for certain, you will be exposed to the ultimate spy experience here. From secret identities and code words to guns and gadgets, the place is full of eccentric exhibits from the world of espionage.
There is a section on Bond villains that is a must-visit whether you are a fan of the popular franchise or not. It takes you through the diabolical ways of these evil personas. You can see over a 100 objects that belong to the sets of bond films too. If you are less of the see and more of the do types, try out one of their spy experiences where you actually get to be the spy and try your hand at being suave like the heroes of your favourite movies. It is certainly a fun and intriguing experience.
- The timings of the museum vary greatly so please check before you visit.
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77.58% of people who visit Washington D. C. include International Spy Museum in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
39.73% of people start their International Spy Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see International Spy Museum
55.84% of people prefer walking in order to reach International Spy Museum
The International Spy Museum is easily in my top five favorite museums in the world. It's not just that the subject matter is fascinating, it's that everything is extraordinarily well presented. The museum really gives you a sense of how these people, events, and operations changed the course of history. The collection of artifacts is extraordinary. They have a real enigma machine, all sorts of concealed weaponry, two of the original James Bond cars, and the list just goes on and on. This is one of the few museums that truly is fun for all ages. There are several interactive exhibits, based both on real challenges and the sort of things that happen in movies (turn out I AM strong enough to dangle from the landing skids of a helicopter)! In addition to just history, you also explore the evolution of spies in popular culture, which is really fascinating! The aforementioned James Bond cars are awesome, and seeing how spies were portrayed in media throughout WWII and the Cold War was is incredibly interesting. One of the coolest things about this museum is that it is constantly evolving. The biggest example of this would be the new digital warfare and cybersecurity section! It was added just a few years ago, and as somebody who is pursuing that as a career field, it was wonderful to see the museum keeping up with the times.
Fascinating exhibits! See how spy technology has advanced over time. Quite amazing to see 1960’s technology that was actually quite small and advanced for the time...I wonder what they have now ;-) The museum does an excellent job creating context. For example, bugs in wood moldings and others that are carried by parachutes through a drain pipes so they can be listened to after a building is occupied. Spent more time here then expected!
Awesome museum with really cool exhibits. A lot bigger than it looks, easy to spend several hours here with exhibits covering spying throughout history. While it might be tempting to bring kids under 7 (since they are free) it really isn't designed for such young kids, so they'll get bored long before you're done. Better for teens or adults.
Very fun interactive. Offers scavenger hunts a two,levels for Kids. Any age can pick,an alias and legend to,use while touring, but not required. Mixture of spy skills, tools, historical stories and facts, and famous fiction stories (Bond). US and USSR ate dominate, but many other cultural spies included. Biblical era through modern day.
This museum is a great place to take your family. Lots of interesting information to learn and fun interactive stuff.. I would not recommend spending extra money on operation spy—there is already a fee for the museum and interactive stuff in the general admission part. In addition the operation is pretty cheesy. It’s great for small kids but if you want to entertain the older kids and adults go to an escape room.