City of London Police Museum

About the City of London Police Museum

A 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,

Admission Charges

Entry is FREE

Link to City of London Police Museum's website

City of London Police Museum Opening Hours

This Week

18th Feb
19th Feb
9:30am - 5:00pm
20th Feb
9:30am - 5:00pm
21st Feb
9:30am - 7:30pm
22nd Feb
9:30am - 5:00pm
23rd Feb
9:30am - 5:00pm
24th Feb
10:00am - 4:00pm

Next Week

25th Feb
26th Feb
9:30am - 5:00pm
27th Feb
9:30am - 5:00pm
28th Feb
9:30am - 7:30pm
1st Mar
9:30am - 5:00pm
2nd Mar
9:30am - 5:00pm
3rd Mar
10:00am - 4:00pm


Exhibitions Opening Soon

This exhibition and art installation brings together a variety of media and archival material, from biological slides and scientific papers to photogr
(Open 19th Mar 2018 to 16th May 2018)


Forthcoming Events at City of London Police Museum

Free   (Thursday, 22nd Feb)
That book you love is falling to bits (and the sellotape has made it worse)… help is at hand! Come along with your own book(s) for a one-to-one with our exhibition curators and a conservator
Thursday, 22nd Feb
Free   (Tuesday, 27th Feb)
Join our librarians to learn about the history of Guildhall Library, tour the building (including behind the scenes) and view some of the library’s treasures
Tuesday, 27th Feb
Free   (Wednesday, 7th Mar)
John Clare (1793 – 1864) was described by his biographer as 'the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced
Wednesday, 7th Mar
£8.13   (Thursday, 8th Mar)
This talk by Rebecca Walker looks at the life and times of one of the collection’s photographers - Frederick Tibbs, a City of London police officer - and of the City he patrolled from the Roaring Twenties through to World War II.
Thursday, 8th Mar
Free   (Thursday, 8th Mar)
In recent years, the reputation of the financial services and related professional services industries has been corroded by a series of scandals
Thursday, 8th Mar
£8.13   (Thursday, 15th Mar)
The story of Gold – its significance and symbolism – within the history of art
Thursday, 15th Mar
Free   (Monday, 19th Mar)
Linda Taylor shares some of her fascinating finds whilst working with our collection of Stock Exchange Annual Reports and her experience of being a Guildhall Library volunteer
Monday, 19th Mar
Free   (Thursday, 22nd Mar)
The need to attract the population at large involved developments in printing, advertising and distribution, aspects traced in this talk by Judith Grant.
Thursday, 22nd Mar
Free   (Thursday, 22nd Mar)
Join Mary Pritchard for an exclusive view of her new exhibition, with artwork inspired by her mother Olive’s 1930s brass microscope and scientific research at Trinity College Dublin
Thursday, 22nd Mar
Free   (Thursday, 29th Mar)
Join our librarians to learn about the history of Guildhall Library, tour the building (including behind the scenes) and view some of the library’s treasures
Thursday, 29th Mar

City of London Police Museum Map

Nearby Venues

1. Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater
2. Museum of London
3. Bank of England Museum
4. London Mithraeum
5. Barbican Centre
6. St Paul's Cathedral
7. St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum
8. Shakespeare's Globe
9. Museum of the Order of St John
10. Museum of Methodism and John Wesley's House
11. Bishopsgate Institute
12. Clink Prison Museum
13. Tate Modern
14. Dr Johnson's House
15. Dennis Severs' House

16. The Crypt Museum
17. Kirkaldy Testing Museum
18. Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
19. The View from the Shard
20. HMS Belfast
21. Islington Museum
22. Twinings Museum
23. Tower of London
24. Whitechapel Gallery
25. London City Hall
26. Tower Bridge
27. Novelty Automation
28. Sir John Soane's Museum
29. Somerset House
30. Courtauld Institute of Art