Jack the Ripper Museum
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9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:45 PM
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The museum at 12 Cable Street is a museum dedicated to the history of the East London in the 1880's, providing a serious examination of the crimes of Jack the Ripper within the social context of the period. For the first time it tells the story of the man known as 'Jack the Ripper' from the perspective of six of the women who were his victims.
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Neighborhood: Whitechapel
Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.
How to get there
  • Gallions Reach • 5 min walk
  • Cyprus • 5 min walk
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Jamie Wade
1 contribution
Jul 2022
We took our 13 year old son who has been reading about JTR and my sister & niece joined us. First visiting the museum which they enjoyed. But the walk was excellent and way above expectations. Our tour guide, Sam was first class. His knowledge not only about JTR but also Victorian London, which made the walk so much more enjoyable and we were all interested and fascinated with what he had to say and to be honest I wish it lasted longer. We would defiantly do another guided tour with him, and only wish I had asked some questions. We were all very impressed by his knowledge and the whole experience and it was great value for money. All 5 of us really enjoyed and agreed that Sam was a pleasure to listen to, friendly and informative. Really, really interesting. The member of staff at the museum was also very friendly, polite. All in all 5 stars all round. If going to do a JTR tour you MUST do this one and the visit to the small museum is an added bonus. Great value for money and both staff we had the pleasure of seeing were a credit to the museum and I can not praise and recommend them enough. Thank you all for a very interesting and pleasant day. We hope to go again if have same staff on. Thank you, Jamie Wade and family. Visited on 28/072022
Written July 29, 2022
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Kim W
16 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Visited the Jack the Ripper museum and walking tour today. I have to say I was a little disappointed with the museum, for me I would prefer more facts about the case, potential suspects ect, there was an awful lot of newspaper cuttings which while good are so small and hard to read. I ended up skimming a lot of it between small tabloids and old flourished handwriting. It is however very reasonably priced for those interested and the addition of a walking tour makes all the difference. While the museum was quite brief Magda our tour guide was very informative and passionate about the history, those visiting I would strongly recommend doing the tour as well or instead off. Magda was fantastic and really knew her facts just make sure to bring good shoes as it is quite a lengthy tour, I’d definitely recommend the walking tour to anyone interested in Jack the Ripper or historical murder cases.
Written September 24, 2022
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Neil
1 contribution
Sep 2022
It was very short, it advised 2 hours on the website - we were out in less than 1 !
It was a shame as it was overcrowded in such a small museum - think a time booked system would work better - to actually give you time to go around and read/look at everything, without feeling rushed.
Nearly £40 for a family is a bit much i feel, if the walking tour had been included that then would of been worth it.
Basically ok but just overall shame and expected more.
Written September 4, 2022
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linpoly
Portsmouth, UK21 contributions
May 2022
Although the museum is very small and most of what you see can be googled, we thought it was still worth visiting and was very reasonably priced. We booked the walking tour which was excellent and far better than anticipated. For the price we paid, £16pp for entrance to the museum and the tour we were not expecting much as we considered it fairly cheap. However the tour which lasted approx 1hr 40mins with a local historian and researcher far outweighed our expectations. (Apologies for forgetting the name, I think he was possibly "Sam") So much information given and intelligent answers given to questions asked. Lots of local history snippets too. We would definetly recommend the walking tour added on to the museum entrance.
Written May 15, 2022
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Katya I
7 contributions
Oct 2022
Excellent walking tour with Magda, but don't waste your time with museum. It's really really small, you'd spent at most 40-50 min there - not worth the price.

The newspaper clippings would have been interesting to read, but the writing is so small it's impossible to read.

Very unenthusiastic staff with poor communication skills working on the till, the day I visited
Written November 2, 2022
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Stefanie H
1 contribution
Aug 2022
We did the Jack the Ripper walking tour and visited the museum. Our tour guide, Ripperologist Sam, was incredible! His knowledge and passion for the subject created an entirely immersive experience that won't soon be forgot. He brought to life an era that's been nearly erased from London's streets thanks to new, modern construction and it felt like we were looking through time to see the events as they unfolded. I would highly recommend the Jack the Ripper walking tour, especially if Sam is the guide!

It was recommended to do the museum first and then the tour, but due to other scheduled events we had to do the walking tour before the museum. I felt this order was actually preferable, since having gone on the walk first made it all come to life. The museum feels like it is a complementary piece to the walking tour rather than the other way around. Having the Jack the Ripper history brought to live by Sam before going to the museum made the museum feel more interesting; had we gone to the museum first I don't think the objects there would have stood out or been as interesting to us.

Thank you, Sam, for a very memorable London experience!
Written August 20, 2022
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TheVeganVamp
Greater London, UK9 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
The museum was small and although nicely laid out, could have had more in it.

Writing in the displays was very small and the old scoop script difficult to read, luckily we were the only ones there so we weren’t rushed and could take our time squinting over it (I have 20/20 vision so nothing to do with my eyesight).

The tour however was amazing, Magda the guide was extremely knowledgeable, not just about the case but also the era and could answer any questions thrown her way.

The walk more than made up for the museum and was probably worth the £16 itself (which is the cost if you book both in advance) so if you look at it as the walking coating £10 and the museum £6 it’s worth it for the day.

I’d 100% recommend the walk and purchasing the Richard Jones’ Jack The Ripper Casebook which is available in the gift shop.

Written July 19, 2020
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Michael H
Brighton17 contributions
Aug 2022
Our guide, Sam, for the walking tour was brilliant - humorous, albeit darkly, extremely knowledgeable and a great communicator. He led us through the areas of London often completely missed by tourists and unveiled the grisly stories of the murders layer by layer. He gave a real sense of the living conditions in the area at the time and a real feeling of the issues that surround the killings and the potential suspects. This was excellent.
The museum itself was good and the exhibits interesting, if a little basic. It was set out clearly and attempts have been made to make it atmospheric - however, the lighting is somewhat dim, and this makes it a little difficult to read some of the exhibit descriptions. However, a good experience and worth investing some time in.
Written August 29, 2022
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Jane W
12 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Really enjoyed all of the museum. The lady in the Entrance/Shop was great - so helpful and friendly.
My friend and I, plus two 16 year olds, visited the museum together as we like to discover new and different places to go during half terms. Liked the layout of the museum on many floors and a theme to each floor. Very thought provoking and interesting museum. Made you imagine how life was in the late 1800s plus how these poor women were discovered. If only we had today’s technology then. The Mortuary was simple and effective.
Written October 31, 2022
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Patty G
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Oct 2022 • Couples
The museum was very informative and the exhibits were decorated in a lovely way. It just gives the information and leaves the visitor drawing their own conclusions.
Same goes for the guided tour with Sam. He presented the facts around the murders as well aus the most popular theories about the suspects. We also learned that he is an expert in the topic, having studying it for a few years now. We forfot the cold October wind while listening to him and can warmly recommend him as a tour guide.
Written October 9, 2022
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