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City of London Police Museum

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Good audio commentary

This was a very small museum, but full of very interesting exhibits and artefacts. Audio commentary... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
London, United Kingdom

Great little museum , worth the visit. A lot of information put together really well. As an... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Amanda R
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2 Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH, England
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+44 20 7332 1868
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful little museum in the Guildhall complex in the City of London, dedicated to policing in the financial district through the ages. It’s just one room, so it can get quite crowded. Not sure when I last so many interesting displays and so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We had been meaning to visit the museum for years, as my father in law was in the River Police during the war. We made an appointment with the curator and at last made the trip to Wapping. The museum is housed within the police...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This Museum is tiny - packed with lots of information, so much to see and very busy as its a tourist must just round the corner from The Guildhall. I enjoyed trying on the police helmets on display and also the range of objects used...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I took a group of 14 teenagers to the museum and they all had a fantastic time. The museum is tiny, only one room, but it is crammed with interesting exhibits. We loved competing in the facial recognition game and found the history of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katie D
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This was a very small museum, but full of very interesting exhibits and artefacts. Audio commentary and personal stories were available and worth listening too. Set in a very interesting area of London

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great little museum , worth the visit. A lot of information put together really well. As an American it was a little difficult to find. It didn't seem to follow the map

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This wonderful little museum is tucked away in the city of London business library. Free to enter this museum takes you through the history of the city of London force from it's conception to present day. A free audio tour is provided and is an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The City of London Police (not the Met i.e. Scotland Yard) maintains a small but very informative museum near the Guild Hall. There is a virtual Victorian jail cell, a fine gallery of weapons and uniforms, and enough proper villains to satisfy any fan of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 357historian
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I went to the City of London Police Museum not really sure what to expect. However, I came away glad that I went there. It is small museum but has loads of information crammed into it. For example, there's displays on women in the police,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

A very small but seemingly brand new museum with good audio tour that tells various stories regarding the history of local law enforcement. Not really a kids' museum as you might think. And it's free. If you are in the area, it's worth your 30...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Response from Dunklaymin | Reviewed this property |
You should allow no more than 30 minutes as it’s not that big.
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Response from Inmalondon | Reviewed this property |
It is not specifically designed for children, but I think he should be fine while his brother has a chance to enjoy the detailed artefacts. There are lots of interesting cabinets for children, including the development of... More