City of London Police Museum

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City of London Police Museum

City of London Police Museum
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Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Moorgate • 5 min walk
  • St. Paul's • 5 min walk

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futtock21
London, UK11,093 contributions
Not quite hidden nor quite a gem
Oct 2019 • Solo
It was a surprise to find this museum accessed via the back entrance to the Guildhall let alone open on a Saturday (the neighbouring Guildhall Museum was shut). It’s a small but compact space telling the history of the country’s oldest police force in a chronological walk past display cabinets, photographs and interactive exhibits. These include a model used in the Old Bailey trial of the building where the Houndsditch murders took place in 1910, bombs made by suffragettes, a tooled up cabinet of confiscated weapons, photographs of destruction in the Blitz and victims being led to safety after an IRA bombing near the Old Bailey); fake money and bullion; a 3D animation of a Mauser gun used in the Sidney Street siege of 1911.
Written October 12, 2019
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KAMYE
WEST SUSSEX109 contributions
Hallo Hallo
Jul 2019
Very interesting museum in the Guildhall complex. Listening devices (only in English). Good for kids too. Allow about an hour.
Written September 2, 2019
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Lady K
London, UK10 contributions
Karie
Aug 2019 • Family
It’s really small but worth to visit museum. You can see the police things as a weapons and communications police was to used decades ago. Staff is also friendly and welcoming.
Written August 31, 2019
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keith h
Chesham, UK706 contributions
Small But Interesting.
Jul 2019 • Friends
Set aside about an hour for a visit here. It is a very small museum within The Guildhall complex. Entry is free of charge.
Despite having visited The Guildhall & it's environs quite a few times the museum was a little difficult to find. Enter via The Library.
To make the most of the experience take advantage of the audio tour. Pick up one of the handset's & point it at the little , square initiator on the wall.
Thereafter, you must point it at the other relevant squares on the walls next to the information boards & exhibits to initiate an audio discursion which can be expanded on by pressing buttons a, b & c. Very simple to use.
Hardly any other visitors when we visited.
Another excellent attraction provided free of charge.
Toilet facilities available of an excellent standard.
Quite a bit of information about the siege of Sidney Street & some more about the ever fascinating & enduring Jack The Ripper mystery. An array of truly nasty , customised villains weaponry, too.
Written July 31, 2019
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George T
10 contributions
Fascinating small museum
Jul 2019 • Solo
A lot in a small space, free to visit, part of the Guildhall complex so you need to go through their security, bag checks, etc. but worth the effort. Panels on the background to the City as opposed to the Met, historical overview of the early watchmen, etc. Features on Jack the Ripper, the Siege of Sidney Street, wartime, the role of women, and lots of examples of documents, equipment, uniforms, badges as you might expect. Very useful electronic guides - point at the sensor and listen - although I was there so long I think the battery on mine was failing and I had to get another from the self service rack! I have to say it was better than the Met museum - sorry!
Written July 23, 2019
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Companion09457750266
1 contribution
Not worth visiting
Jun 2019 • Friends
It's just info on boards in a small room. You'd actually be better to look at it online. It's also a bit of a trek to find it.
Written June 29, 2019
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dukieboy
Mansfield, UK136 contributions
Great little museum
May 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our hour spent at this little museum. Free entry and lots of interesting info about the City of London police's history and crimes they've dealt with. Enter via the Guildhall building.
Written May 22, 2019
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Tracey F
367 contributions
Small but really informative museum
May 2019 • Couples
The City of London Police museum is within the Guildhall complex - it is small but it is really informative telling you the history of the City of London police force - even though it is small there is a,Korea of information to read - well worth a visit!!
Written May 11, 2019
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Herbie15
430 contributions
Fun for a quick stop
Apr 2019 • Solo
Another free attraction attached to the library (you have to go through the library entrance to get to it). Put about half an hour aside to do it.
Written April 17, 2019
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PHILIP D
London, UK71 contributions
Not for the very young
Apr 2019 • Family
Nice little museum and we probably would have enjoyed it more had we been on our own but took our 4 year old grandson with us. He was a bit too young to appreciate the museum and would be better for him when he's about 7-8. Good for adults
Written April 13, 2019
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