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Horrible Histories: Spies

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Better to be a Mole Than a Rat in WW2

Binoculars? Check. Cool looking shades? Check. Exploding camel poo? I'll put it on the shopping list.

These are just some of the things you need to work undercover, and in true Horrible History style Terry Deary, the author behind this gruesome series, presents Spies. Spies is the first exhibition to open at the Imperial War Museum London since its recent closure for redevelopment. IWM will partially re-open again from the 29th July, and is starting things off with a bang. Quite literally, in fact (remember the exploding camel poo?).

The interactive family exhibit is a perfect place to take the kids during the summer holiday. They will discover all about life as a spy in the Second World War. Far removed from the glamour of James Bond, learn about secret schemes, dangerous plots, and the messy ends that came to the rodents that were drafted as explosives.

Kids will be able to ear their very own spy kit by following a trail, in which they will crack codes, dress in disguise, find invisible ink clues, and collect stamps.

Keep an eye out for special events, including a book signings by Terry Deary and the illustrator, Martin Brown, a workshop in which kids will be able to create an undercover persona, and a behind the scenes look Horrible History theatre productions.

Admission to the museum is 6.20 for adults, 4.40 concessions, and 3.30 for under 16s, but you can get an extra ten percent off if you book online.
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Why? Fun for children
When: 29th July - 4th Jan 2015
Phone: 44 (0)20 7416 5000
Where: Imperial War Museum London
Cost: 6.20 adults, 4.40 concessions, 3.30 children
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I love this type of topic - James Bond - secret agent! who wouldn't? Great read...thanks for that! ;)
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