Archives at Night: Victorian Crime

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 28th Oct 2016

Crime. Punishment. Corruption…

This Halloween, delve into the Victorian underworld at our very special Museums at Night event!

Using original material from our records, discover the true stories behind some of the most high-profile Victorian criminal cases – such as Jack the Ripper, the Spanish swindle, the trial and imprisonment of Oscar Wilde and Murder at Road Hill House (inspiration behind bestselling book The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) - as well as the evolving roles of prison and punishment across the 19th century. Come with us on a journey into the corrupt and sometimes gruesome underbelly of Victorian Britain.

A full evening of entertainment…


Document display of original crime records
Themed cocktail bar with mixologist and Victorian ‘street food’
Victorian street entertainment including magician, music and performers
Talks by experts in Victorian crime
Photo booth
Prizes and giveaways

Ticket price includes Victorian 'street food' and welcome drink.

More activities will be added to the programme, which is subject to change. Keep an eye on our events page for more information.

These evening events are very popular so book now to guarantee your place. Please note, this event is suitable for adults only (18+). Fancy dress encouraged but optional.

This event is part of the nationwide Museums at Night campaign.

Cost: £18

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The National Archives,

Bessant Dr, London, TW9 4DU

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Nearest tube and train stations to The National Archives

Kew Gardens
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Kew Bridge
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