A new museum has opened in the City of London that tells the long often curious history of their own private police force.
About City of London Police MuseumA small, but interesting museum that charts the history of the City of London's own police force.
It shows off the history of how the police force was set up, a number of significant events in its lifetime and how policing is done today.
Expect lots of information boards, some cases of artifacts, and a long room of uniforms from the ages.
City of London Police Museum,
Guildhall Library Entrance,
Link to City of London Police Museum's website
Frequently asked questions
How long does an average visit last?
It's a small museum, so visits last between 30 minutes to an hour depending on how in-depth you read the labels.
Do you need to book tickets to visit?
No, it's free to turn up and go in, although groups are asked to contact them first to ensure there isn't a clash with another group.
Are there guided tours?
Free guided tours take place on the first Friday of each month - contact them if you want to bring a group, which they charge for.
How do I find the City of London Police Museum?
The museum is around the side of the main Guildhall Yard. If you're in the Yard go to the left and to the other side of the modern building, and turn right to get to the Library, where the museum is.
Is this the Black Museum
No, the Metropolitan Police's private museum, nicknamed the Black Museum because of the crimes it records is not open to the public
What's the nearest railway station to City of London Police Museum
The nearest station is St. Paul's Tube Station which is 0.2 miles away.