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Spy: Espionage in Australia

30 October 2021 to 6 February 2022 

Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction. Spy: Espionage in Australia exhibition adults in the sign and silouhette

Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Federation through to the present day.

On tour from the National Archives of Australia, Spy will bring the stories of real spies out of the shadows and into the light here at The Workshops Rail Museum.

The exhibition shows authentic spy equipment and surveillance images from ASIO and other security organisations, and features candid interviews with ASIO officers. Visitors of all ages can enjoy hands-on activities, play the part of a secret agent in the interactive trail, and test their skills at codebreaking and reading invisible ink.

This is a national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. Exhibition development and tour supported by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, and Visions of Australia.

 

 

Spy Trail: Do you have what it takes to be a spy?Spy: Espionage in Australia exhibition

When you arrive at the exhibition, take part in one of our FREE Spy Trails for families. Spy Trail is an imaginative journey through the secret world of spies. Working together, families can go undercover to solve puzzles, find clues and practice their spy skills. Spy Trail is offered on two levels.

Spy Story: For younger families (recommended ages 3+)

Take a Spy Story book and a pencil when you arrive at the exhibition and start your spy adventure! Work together to find clues, read stories and talk about the interesting things you find. Afterwards, visit the front desk to claim your mission reward.

Spy Mission: For adventurous families (recommended ages 7 +)

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Take your Spy Mission briefing book and a pencil when you arrive at the exhibition and start an adventure with your family and friends. Visit the front desk to claim your mission reward.

Do you have a school of spy kids?

We offer a fantastic facilitated school program and self-led excursions with resources that align to the Australian curriculum and meet a range of year levels and integrated learning areas.

Cost: Free entry for Queensland schools during term time. Teachers can download Spy Files (1714 KB) pdf document icon, a curriculum-aligned education kit for the exhibition.

Call now to arrange your school booking: 07 3432 5100.

Event Details

Dates
30 October 2021 - 06 February 2022
Cost
Free with Admission