The Crime Museum Uncovered – My Visit

The Crime Museum Uncovered – My Visit

This story is not very political but I hope it’s of some interest regardless.

This weekend, after a Sutton Trust US Programme residential, I had some hours to kill before my train home, so I thought I’d pay a visit to the Museum of London’s Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition.

I spent some time exploring the museum’s permanent exhibitions beforehand, which was really interesting as it tells the tale of London chronologically, from the time of mammoths, to the Great Fire, the culture boom in the sixties, the 7/7 bombings, all the way up to the 2012 Olympics and beyond. The installations are really well explained and every change seen throughout London is delivered in an understandable but similarly academic way, making it a great place for both adults and children (of which there were many).

The Crime Museum Uncovered, for those who are unfamiliar, is an exhibition of the infamous Metropolitan Police’s Black Museum, a collection of evidence from historic crimes across London, dating back to the foundation of the Met in 1829, used to train new Met recruits. The exhibition at the Museum of London is the first time the collection has been on public display, largely as a result of funding received from the sale of New Scotland Yard.

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