Dublin, Ireland – The RTE International Spy Museum in Dublin is set to open for the first time to the public in the second week of September.
The museum is located in a former munitions factory in the centre of the city and will open to the general public on Friday, September 9.
Visitors can get a taste of life in the Cold War by spending an hour in the museum’s historic and modern collections, as well as looking at exhibits on the history of spycraft and spy gear.
The new exhibit, The Great Spy Museum, will feature a new collection of images and documents from the world of spy craft from the 1950s to the present day.
“We have created a place where people can feel their identity as a spy, and it will be the centrepiece of the museum,” museum director Dr David O’Brien told RTE News at the opening.
“The exhibition will be about a time when it was possible to live in the shadows, and we hope to encourage people to do that in their everyday lives.”
The museum will also have an interactive exhibit, where visitors can visit the collection and interact with the items in the collection.
“It’s about a sense of community, and that’s what we are trying to do here,” O’Brian said.
“When you walk in, you’ll be able to look around the exhibits and take photographs and explore the collection, and have a look at a collection of items that are quite rare in the world.”
People have got to make the leap from being a spy to being an explorer and that has always been part of the tradition.
“Visitors will be able see items from the collection including:The US Air Force’s own collection, a variety of spy satellites, spy-era Soviet and US spy craft, and the Cold Wars’ first secret agent, Jack Parsons.”
I hope this museum can help people get into the spy game, and help to raise awareness of this fascinating era of espionage and espionage gear,” said museum director David O