The IWM London goes horribly historical

Date Posted: 08/03/2013

A brand- new interactive exhibition, based on the popular children’s series, Horrible Histories, will open at the Imperial War Museum London this summer. Horrible Histories: Spies will run from 18th July to 4th January 2015.

What to expect from Horrible Histories: Spies

The family-friendly exhibition explores the world of spies and spying during World War Two.

It features items from IWM’s World War Two collections, hands-on activities for groups of all ages, digital and interactive elements and a ‘stamper trail’ that sets visitors on their own mission.

A group trip to the museum will encounter themes such as Ruthless Resistance, Cracking Codes, Great Gadgets, Savage Sabotage and Clever Camouflage, and discover techniques used by the most cunning spies, including how to make invisible ink, crack codes and use fake feet.

What’s on at IWM North

In addition to Horrible Histories: Spies at IWM London, IWM North will be hosting Horrible Histories Big Picture Show: Rotten Rationing from 18th May.

This new show brings World War Two rationing to life, and is specially created with Horrible Histories in partnership with Scholastic Children’s Books with new material from Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown.

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