International Spy Museum moving to Carnegie Library by 2017

The International Spy Museum opened in 2002. Photo: kmf164/Wikimedia Commons

The International Spy Museum, one of the more popular museums in the District of Columbia, will soon have a new and larger home, the Washington Business Journal reports.

The museum, which opened in 2002 at its current space at 800 F Street NW, will move its operations to the Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square.

According to the Business Journal, the move is a joint venture between the museum's owner, The Ohio-based Malrite Company, and Events D.C., the city's official visitors bureau.

"We envision this project becoming the northern anchor of a conventions and entertainment district that will stretch all the way down to Pennsylvania Avenue," Events D.C. CEO Gregory O'Dell told the Business Journal.

The museum's grand opening at its new space is expect to take place in 2017.