Event: Horrible Histories: Spies
Location: Imperial War Museum, SE1
The Imperial War Museum partially reopens in July 2013 with a new children’s exhibition, Horrible Histories: Spies based on the popular book by Terry Deary.
The exhibition takes an irreverent and humorous look at World War II espionage designed to appeal to children of all ages (particularly 5 to 12 year olds). From exploding camel poo to ciphers, secret codes and disguises, the show examines the tools of Second World War spies.
With hands-on activities from making invisible ink to using fake feet, there are plenty of interactive exhibits for families to get involved with.
The museum is also running an art exhibition entitled Architecture of War (29 Jul 2013-5 May 2014), on artists’ response to war over the last century, including works by William Orpen, Ronald Searle, William Scott and Langlands & Bell.
The Imperial War Museum is undergoing a major refurbishment over the coming decade, the first part of which is due to open in Summer 2014 with the re-opening of the First World War Galleries to mark the centenary of WWI.
NB. The museum is closed during first stage of the refurbishment, reopening on 29 Jul 2013.
Horrible Histories: Spies at the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth runs from 29 Jul 2013 to 4 Jan 2014, open every day (except 24-26 Dec) from 10am to 6pm.