On Thursday 8 October we welcomed guests to the private view of The Crime Museum Uncovered. The evening was opened by author and journalist Tony Parsons with speeches given by Sharon Ament, Director of The Museum of London, Clive Bannister, Chairman of The Museum of London and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Helen Bailey, COO of MOPAC.
The Crime Museum Uncovered offers the public the first opportunity to see items from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum. The original Crime Museum was established in the mid-1870s and only open to police professionals and invited guests.
The real items on display, at one time police evidence, tell the stories of the people – the victims, perpetrators and police officers involved – in cases that influenced advancements in police detection and changes to the law.
Guests at the event included author Lynda La Plante, television presenter Gethin Jones, Baroness Helen Newlove, the victim’s commissioner; actor Stephen Marcus and comedian Vic Reeves.
The Crime Museum Uncovered opens on 9 October and closes on 10 April 2016. Tickets for the first Saturday have already sold out and we are anticipating high demand for the rest of the exhibition. We advise booking your ticket ahead of travel. Created with the support of the Metropolitan Police Service and the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC).