Se­crets of the ‘Black Mu­seum’ re­vealed

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

Arte­facts from the his­tory of Bri­tish polic­ing have been put on pub­lic dis­play for the first time. Open un­til April, the Crime Mu­seum Un­cov­ered ex­hi­bi­tion at the Mu­seum of Lon­don show­cases over 500 ob­jects from Scot­land Yard’s no­to­ri­ous ‘Black Mu­seum’, which is nor­mally open by in­vi­ta­tion only. As well as items re­lat­ing to re­cent felons such as Ron­nie Biggs, the ex­hi­bi­tion of­fers a grue­some in­sight into Vic­to­rian crime and pun­ish­ment, with the death masks, hang­man’s ropes and Jack the Rip­per mem­o­ra­bilia on dis­play.

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