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City of London Police Museum


​Location​Access through Guildhall Library Entrance, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH
​Price​Free Admission
​Opening times

Normal opening times

Monday – Friday: 9.30am-5pm
(9.30am-7.30pm on Wednesdays)

Please note the museum will close at 2pm on Monday 12 November 2018.

Saturdays: 10am-4pm on the following dates:

22 September
6 and 20 October
3, 10 and 17 November
1 and 15 December

Sunday: Closed

Note: Last entry 15 minutes before closing time.

Sundays and Bank Holidays: Closed

​Contact usTelephone: 020 7332 1868


The City of London Police Museum takes visitors on a unique journey, which includes the last hours of Catherine Eddowes, one of Jack the Ripper’s victims; bomb damage during the Blitz; being at the forefront of technology to counter terrorism and the current work against economic crime and cybercrime.


The City of London Police has been responsible for policing the Square Mile since 1839. Over the course of more than 175 years, the force’s priorities have remained the same: keep the City safe. It is also the UK’s leading police force for fraud and economic crime.


The purpose-built museum is a collaboration between the City of London Police and the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall Library, which is situated next to the new museum at Guildhall, the City’s historic headquarters. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded a grant of c.£90,000 towards the development of the museum and associated community engagement. Admission to the museum is free and over 2016 and 2017 there will be a variety of special events, talks and walks, as well as a range of merchandise available.


Schools programme

A new schools programme has been developed for the museum. If you are interested in booking a workshop please contact

If your school is located in Greater London, you may be eligible for funding to help cover the cost of your visit. To find out more:



Please join us for a wide range of captivating events throughout the year.

Thursday 13 December 2018, 6-8pm

Suffragettes and the City of London: Escapes and Adventures

In 1913, a group of women was formed to protect Emmeline Pankhurst from being rearrested under the Cat and Mouse Act. A member of this elite team, known as the ‘Bodyguard’, was Emily Katherine (Kitty) Willoughby Marshall. Her memoir, Suffragette Escapes and Adventures, is kept at the Museum of London. The artwork she created in Holloway has for many years been on show at the Museum while her commemorative jewellery is displayed as part of the current Votes for Women exhibition. Kitty was supported by her husband Arthur, a lawyer who was based in the City of London. Arthur courted physical danger and often risked his reputation to defend suffragettes in the street and in court. This talk will explore the suffrage activities of this extraordinary couple, the police officers and detectives who they encountered as well as Arthur’s own connections with the Company of Basketmakers.

Dr Emelyne Godfrey is author ofKitty and the Cats: Mrs Pankhurst’s Suffragette Bodyguard and the Police on her Trail (forthcoming 2018) as well as Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature (2012).

Includes wine reception.

£7 + booking fee. Booking essential. Book your place at

Group Visits and Tours  

Short introductory talks to the museum and its collection can be arranged via the Guildhall Library. To do so, please email:


Guided tours by a volunteer associated with the City of London Police can be arranged on occasion. To enquire please click on the “Contact Us” link on the upper left hand side of this page.  


Museum -  Photo gallery​​​​