A Wartime Christmas
Family activities, IWM London
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!
Uncover the deadly world of spies at our major family exhibition – book online and save 10%.
Presenting two unique perspectives on Iraq from 1991 - 2011.
Photographer Donovan Wylie explores the effects of modern-day military surveillance in Vision as Power.
Exploring the stories of the men and women who supply, support and maintain front line troops in Afghanistan.
IWM London is undergoing a major building redevelopment, transforming our museum to mark the Centenary of the First World War, and on 6 January the museum will close until July 2014.
Access around the museum is currently limited and some of our galleries are closed, but there is still plenty to see including our major new family exhibition Horrible Histories®: Spies; a new programme of contemporary art and photography, IWM Contemporary; a new display War Story: Supplying Frontline Afghanistan and a rehang of our art collection, Architecture of War. Many of our permanent galleries are also open. For the full list of what to see, view our Exhibitions page.
Throughout our closure the Research Room will be open (pre-booked appointments) and our event spaces will remain available for daytime hire.