Black museum exhibits finally go on public view

Date Posted: 28/03/2015

Groups with a taste for the macabre will be able to see criminals and murderers’ paraphernalia, straight from the vaults of the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum, for the first time this autumn.

Never-seen-before objects from the so-called ‘Black Museum’ will go on public display at the Museum of London in October as part of its major exhibition, The Crime Museum Uncovered.

Previously only accessible to police professionals and invited guests, the exhibition will reveal the secrets of the Crime Museum, created by serving police officers since its establishment in 1875.

The exhibition will take groups on a journey through real cases and how they were investigated.

It will bring them close to the objects and evidence from some of the UK’s most notorious crimes, including the Acid Bath Murderer of 1949, the Great Train Robbery of 1963 and the Millennium Dome Diamond Heist of 2000.

The Crime Museum Uncovered runs from 9th October 2015 to 10th April 2016 and will be accompanied by a programme of talks and events. 

For more information www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Pictured: Objects relating to the murder of Mrs Olive Durand-Deacon by John Haigh, the ‘Acid Bath Murderer’ 1949 (Photo credit: Museum of London).

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