Young spies needed for secret operations at Beaulieu

| 21 Jan 2013

The National Motor Museum – home of the Bond in Motion exhibition – will open its doors to a future generation of 007s from 16-24 February for a special Bond-themed half term.

Activities on offer will include Bond-style eight-lane Scalextric racing, with the chance to win a mystery prize, a treasure hunt and a code-breaking challenge, with a Bond-inspired goody bag up for grabs.

The Secret Army exhibition documents the location’s past as a WW2 training ground for Britain’s spy network and as a base for the Special Operations Executive, which coordinated the resistance in Nazi-occupied Europe.

Items on show include real-life spy gadgets, information on the special agents’ training and a film explaining how the ‘finishing school’ operated in complete secrecy throughout the war.

As usual, Beaulieu has 50 vehicles on show from 007’s various exploits including the Aston Martin DB5 and Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger and the amphibious Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy who loved Me.

To find out more visit the museum’s website.