Transforming IWM London

Horrible Histories®: Spies

Uncover the deadly world of spies at this major 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.

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Starts

Sat 19 July 2014

Ends

Sun 4 January 2015

Admission

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Tickets

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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

Are you a Super Spy?

See if you’ve got the makings of a secret agent by testing your skills in our sneaky spy quiz.

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Find out more about our major building redevelopment, transforming IWM London to mark the Centenary of the First World War. 

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Behind the Scenes

The IWM Young Reporters go behind the scenes to find out more about the Horrible Histories®: Spies exhibition.