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

20th May
21st May
9:30am - 5:00pm
22nd May
9:30am - 5:00pm
23rd May
9:30am - 7:30pm
24th May
9:30am - 5:00pm
25th May
9:30am - 5:00pm
26th May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Next Week

27th May
28th May
9:30am - 5:00pm
29th May
9:30am - 5:00pm
30th May
9:30am - 7:30pm
31st May
9:30am - 5:00pm
1st Jun
9:30am - 5:00pm
2nd Jun
10:00am - 4:00pm


Forthcoming Events at City of London Police Museum

Free   (Tuesday, 22nd May)
NEW Guildhall Library monthly history discussion group facilitated by Assistant Librarian Isabelle Chevallot
Tuesday, 22nd May
Free   (Thursday, 24th May)
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, 24th May
Free   (Tuesday, 29th May)
Lester Hillman, an infrastructure planner, explores the colourful story.
Tuesday, 29th May
Free   (Thursday, 31st May)
In 1910 one of the most bloody events in this country’s policing history also produced a hero
Thursday, 31st May
Free   (Thursday, 31st May)
Join Rebecca Walker in the City of London Police Museum and explore the history behind one of the objects on display: a George Medal awarded to Sub-Inspector Arthur Ball for his conduct on the night i
Thursday, 31st May
Free   (Wednesday, 6th Jun)
This illustrated presentation by Dr Duncan Sutherland will mark the sixtieth anniversary of women’s admission to the House of Lords by examining coats of arms granted to notable women peers and MPs.
Wednesday, 6th Jun
Free   (Monday, 11th Jun)
This session is aimed at people who would like to learn about our biographical, family history and London digital resources
Monday, 11th Jun
£8.14   (Tuesday, 12th Jun)
Discover stories and parts of London that you may not have known. All of this done whilst visiting some of London’s oldest pubs.
Tuesday, 12th Jun
Free   (Thursday, 14th Jun)
Join Pete Smith on an illustrated tour around this multi-faceted area, and discover: what shocked Charles Dickens in Notting Hill; who frequented Holland House; when Buffalo Bill came to Kangaroo Vall
Thursday, 14th Jun
Free   (Tuesday, 19th Jun)
NEW Guildhall Library monthly history discussion group facilitated by Assistant Librarian Isabelle Chevallot
Tuesday, 19th Jun

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. Museum of Funeral History
25. Whitechapel Gallery
26. London City Hall
27. Tower Bridge
28. Novelty Automation
29. Sir John Soane's Museum
30. Somerset House