Spy: Espionage in Australia

Event: Spy: Espionage in Australia
Date: 20/10/2021 - 06/02/2022
Location: The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich

Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction.

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.