How has the Museums collection been built?
The Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display, bringing to life the stories of the men and women who used these objects in some of the most secret espionage missions in world history. These artifacts, created by or for intelligence services around the world, have been obtained from a variety of sources. Museum curators conducted extensive global research, often with the help of private collectors and former intelligence officers, to locate artifacts. While some objects are a permanent part of the Museum’s collection, others are on loan from international collectors in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, and elsewhere.