Infamous items from London's Black Museum go on display for first time

Released on: April 27, 2015, 5:49 am (EDT)
Industry: Travel

Museum of London will be exhibiting gruesome evidence from London's mysterious museum of crime.

LONDON, April 27, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Exhibits from one of the world's most infamous museums will be going on public display in October for the first time in history. The Crime Museum Uncovered a the Museum of London will showcase items from the Metropolitan Police's Black Museum, now known as the Crime Museum. This museum at the Met's HQ of New Scotland Yard contains items from numerous notorious crimes and since 1875 has only been accessible to the police and invited guests. The Museum of London exhibition will run from 9th October 2015 10th April 2016 and will be accompanied by a programme of talks and events. For more, see, where you can also see listings for cheap London hotels, great restaurants and amazing London events and exhibitions.

The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through real cases and how they were investigated. It will bring them close to the objects and evidence from some of the UK's most notorious crimes, including the Acid Bath Murderer of 1949, the Great Train Robbery of 1963 and the Millennium Dome Diamond Heist of 2000. It will also examine some of the challenges faced in policing the capital, tackling themes from terrorism and espionage to counterfeiting and narcotics. The Crime Museum is used by the Metropolitan Police for training purposes, helping officers to understand the psychology of criminals and to see how crimes have been solved in the past.

Other crimes explored in the exhibition include the Jack The Ripper murders of 1888, the careers of East End gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray, and the murders of Dr Crippen. Exhibited alongside the evidence will be the museum's Visitors' Book, revealing an eclectic list of high-profile guests such as George V (1865-1936), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), Harry Houdini (1874-1926) and Stan Laurel (1890- 1965) and Oliver Hardy (1892- 1957). For more information on this exhibition and other events being held at the Museum of London and its sister museum, the Museum of London Docklands, see


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