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Discover the City of London Police Museum!

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The City of London Police Museum tells the story of the City of London Police and the crimes it has tackled - from the first police call box in London, via the history of the police uniform and Olympic glory, to the grisly stories of the City's criminal past (murders, robberies, assassinations and gun battles). Gain a fascinating insight into the deeds of criminals and villains and explore the lives of the men and women who have guarded the City of London since 1839. 

You can see a scale model of the jeweller’s shop where the Houndsditch murders took place and uncover more about the officers who were murdered. Other displays chart how communications have changed during the 20th century and include a bomb made by a Suffragette.

Look out for some unusual items, including an Olympic medal won by police teams, whose proud sporting tradition dates back to 1908 when they won golds for the tug-of-war and heavyweight boxing, and a bronze for heavyweight wresting. The are still the reigning champions for the Olympic tug-of-war!

The City of London Police Museum is part of Guildhall Galleries and is free to enter - book in advance for free guided tours.