The International Spy Museum provides a unique glimpse into the innovative world of espionage and its impact throughout ... More
International Spy Museum
The International Spy Museum provides a unique glimpse into the innovative world of espionage and its impact throughout history and present day. The state of the art exhibits include artifacts and spy stories from all over the world. Check the website for more information and upcoming events.
The staff were very complacent and not good with giving direction of how to proceed. Once in we quickly realized this was not what we had hoped. As soon as the introduction film ended we made a B line for the exit and to get our money back! Don't waste your time. So many better museums and sites to see in D.C. FOR FREE!!! They were quick to refund my money as if I'm not the first person to feel this way.
We we so excited about going to this place but it was a complete and total bust! The price ($38 for 2 adults) is outrageous, the crowds are awful, the layout of the museum is just a cluster-F, even the exhibits were not that great. Very disappointed! Waste of time and money! :-(
Overcrowded, pricy, and bad with taming their crowds, the Spy Museum appeared to be very fun on the outside but too crowded and pricy on the inside. Atmosphere was great, though it was very tight and I wouldn't want anyone that is claustrophobic go into this museum. The best part of the museum would have to be the store! Very bright and happy, they even had things from Spy Vs. Spy from Mad magazine! Overall, the museum itself was a waste of time but the store wasn't. :)
First with everything else in DC being free, the $20 entry fee was way too absorbitant. There didn't seem to be a rhythm to the tour. Told to memorize our cover, there might be a quiz at the end ..no. There were some neat old items, but just not up to the DC flavor. Sorry ... I would've rather spent more time at one of the free Smithsonian exhibits. Not worth wasting valuable tourist time.
At start--expensive, more than half hour to get in. Very crowded, not directed. Looped videos, not very much stuff. Only 1 real kid activity, climbing through a duct. My 3 boys 12, 9, 5, me and my brother couldn't wait to get out. My brother thought it looked like a personal collection that they tried to make into a museum. Gift shop junk, way over priced. Best part of the trip was eating out at Gordon Biersch across the street.
The museum is over value, as 4 of the people in my group agreed on.
They had good information and good real spy artifacts. Explanation was a little poor, but the main thing is that Monitors did not work. TV did not work. Microphones did not work.
Some of the exhibits need the used of computer screen and monitors. Not lying half of them DID NOT WORK!.
The museum allows entirely too many people in at a time, making it difficult to enjoy the exhibits. There are very few "hands-on" exhibits (which are little more than electronic games) and recreated items from history. We went with our two children (10 & 16). They really enjoyed the museum, but I still don't understand why. Because of the overcrowding, they weren't even able to do many of the "hand-on" exhibits. From a historical standpoint, they were videos played on a loop to explain the historical importance of the spy in history.
The exhibit areas are small. I was packed in like a sardine. I couldn’t even enjoy reading the exhibits because other people were standing reading over my shoulder.
The price was too much - $18 per person. It’s worth about $5.00. For the price they charge, they should limit the amount of people that come in through the exhibits.
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