10 – 18 February 2024

10am – 4pm, drop-in

IWM London

Learning Room


What makes a successful secret operation?

From codebreaking and problem solving, to mapping and memory recall – these are just some of the skills you might need in order to be an agent. Drop in to our Family Activity Hub this February Half Term and put your talents to the test.

Suitable for children 5+ years. For families attending with additional younger children, step-free accessibility information can be found here.

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Can’t visit us?

Check out our online learning resources.

  • Family Mission: Secret Messages and Spies graphic

    Family Mission: Secret Messages and Spies

    Are you ready to put your super spy skills to the test? CBBC Secret Agent Ben Shires is setting your top-secret Family Mission from a hidden location…

  • Family Mission: Mystery Messages graphic

    Family Mission: Mystery Messages

    IWM needs you, yes YOU, and your super-cunning spy skills for this mysterious Family Mission! Undercover agent and CBBC Presenter Ben Shires sets your top-secret mission from a hidden location…

  • Adventures in History: Spies in Disguise graphic

    Spies in Disguise

    IWM expert Ngaire shares stories of real life spies and the invaluable role they played during the Second World War. Ngaire will show us the ingenious gadgets and disguises they used to help them complete missions in enemy territory, without getting caught!

Exhibitions and Installations

Spies, Lies and Deception

Image of the exhibition title, 'Spies Lies & Deception'
29 September 2023 to 14 April 2024
IWM London

Discover over 100 years of intrigue, deceit and real-life secret agents.

Spies, Lies and Deception is a free, must-see exhibition at IWM London about deception and espionage from the First World War to the present day.

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