Every nation considers intelligence essential to its national security. The Museum lifts the veil of secrecy on the hidden world of intelligence, exploring its successes and failures, challenges, and controversies.

The Museum's mission is to educate the public about espionage and intelligence in an engaging way. It provides a context for understanding the important role intelligence has played in history and continues to play today.

As a non-profit, the Museum aims to provide an objective and apolitical forum for exploring important topics such as the impact of secrecy on civil liberties, the changing role of technology in intelligence work, and the challenges of disinformation in a social media environment. 

Board of Directors

The Museum's Board of Directors includes highly respected professionals from the Intelligence Community, Government, Media, and the business community

Advisory & Honorary Boards

The Museum's Advisory and Honorary Boards includes former top-ranking members of the Intelligence Community and experts in the field


Learn more about the International Spy Museum's Leadership Team

Community Initiatives

Strong community relationships help guide the Museum’s offerings and inspires diverse programming to local DC metropolitan community


Learn more about open positions at the Spy Museum