Enter a world hidden in plane sight at Washington DC’s International Spy Museum, detailing the most significant moments in covert surveillance and espionage. If you’re in the state and at all interested in the life of a ‘double 0’, then this is a must-see since this is the only museum in America exclusively dedicated to education on classified operations. It holds the largest collection of spy artefacts in the world, and brandishes paraphernalia in both fictional and real-life contexts, so you can check out your favourite agents and gadgets from the big screen and reality.
Explore the secret on-goings of famous national factions across the globe, including the American CIA, the British MI6, the Russian KGB and many more. Explore the ins and outs of institutions known for their operations, from the Kremlin to the Pentagon. Hear of the untold stories during both World Wars and the Cold War, as well as famous political scandals like the Watergate investigation.
In addition, the museum hosts regular events including ‘Bond Begins’, an exploration of World War intelligence that inspired the iconic James Bond character, and ‘New World Disorder’ which delves into the new generation of terrorists. The ‘Weapons of Mass Disruption’ exhibition showcases the problems intelligence agencies have with cyberspace, whereas the ‘Earth Redesigned’ informs you of villains who genuinely seek to wipe out the human race.
With an array of educational programmes for children and adults, the family will have an action-packed day on this holiday mission… should you choose to accept it.