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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

City of London Police Museum

City of London Police Museum

City of London Police Museum

The City of London Police Museum focuses on the history of the police force for the City of London, the financial centre of the UK. It is ‘One Square Mile’, but it has its own police force, separate from the Metropolitan Police. Exhibits include uniforms, Victorian-era police equipment and artefacts, communication devices, World War II displays, and exhibits about Jack the Ripper and other famous murder cases.

The City of London Police Museum is dedicated to the police force and its story of policing. The City of London Police has been responsible for policing the Square Mile since 1839, and the force’s priorities are to keep the City safe. It is also the UK’s leading police force for fraud, cybercrime and economic crime. The museum provides a fascinating insight into the deeds of criminals and villains.

Highlights of the City of London Police Museum

  • First police call box in London
  • History of the police uniform
  • Stories of the City’s criminal past

City of London Police Museum

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“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
– Bertrand Russell

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Photo Credit: JOM

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