Based on Terry Deary’s book Spies from the best-selling Horrible Histories® series, the exhibition reveals stories of real spies and their secret schemes during the Second World War.
See if you can separate the facts from the fiction as you discover the terrible tricks and great gadgets used by Second World War spies to make secret war on the enemy.
Find out about the real wartime spies who risked their lives to send secret messages, passed on whopping lies to the enemy and fooled the enemy with their devious disguises. And then put your own undercover skills to the test...
Meet the spy rats including Camo and Devious Disguises rats as you embark on your own spy mission through the exhibition. And be quick – you never know who might be on your tail!
In the deadly world of spies, nothing is what it seems. Find out how sneaky spies camouflaged their kit to hide it from the enemy, and what everyday objects might have exploded without warning.
Exploding rats were used by British spies to sabotage machinery in German factories – have a go at catching the rats for yourself but watch out for the ones that explode without warning!
Visit this major new interactive exhibition for families and put your undercover skills to the test to see if you’ve got what it takes to survive as a spy.
Devious disguises, gadgets, gizmos and other tools of the spy trade have sneaked into the IWM Shop - all inspired by the Horrible Histories®: Spies exhibition at IWM London.
Set out on your own secret mission through the exhibition, collecting stamps for your essential spy kit - but be quick, you never know who might be on your tail!
Find out how secret agents changed their appearance to fool the enemy – and create your own devious disguise to become the ultimate sneaky spy!
The museum will close on 6 January 2014 but don’t worry - Horrible Histories: Spies will return when we reopen in July 2014.
Uncover the deadly world of spies at this major new interactive exhibition for families. Horrible Histories®: Spies brings the horrible history of Second World War spies and their secret schemes to life, based on Terry Deary’s book from the bestselling Horrible Histories series.
Find out which sneaky spies told the biggest lies, how exploding rats were used to sabotage German factories, and what secret agents carried in their suitcases (apart from their socks!). From exploding camel poo to irritating itching powder, this exhibition reveals the terrible tricks, traps and techniques used by spies to make secret war on the enemy – all the gore and more!
Set out on your own spy mission through the exhibition. Follow the trail to collect stamps for your essential spy kit and keep your wits about you as you test your undercover skills including using devious disguises, sniffing out invisible ink and cracking cunning codes. See objects used by Second World War spies and discover the stories of the real wartime Super Spies before finding out if you’ve got what it takes to join their ruthless ranks.
IWM London is undergoing a major building redevelopment, and access around the museum is limited. Find out more at Transforming IWM London.
Mon 29 July 2013
Sun 5 January 2014
On the day
Adult - £6.20
Child (4-15) - £3.30
Concessions - £4.40
Family of 3 - £12.25
Family of 4 - £15.60
Family of 5 - £19
Family tickets – maximum two adults
Children 3 and under go free
The IWM Young Reporters go behind the scenes to find out more about the Horrible Histories®: Spies exhibition.