Skip to content
Utilities
Dial 999 in an emergency
Dial 101 in a non-emergency
AA | Accessibility
Logo - City of London Police
Report a crime online
A quick, convenient way to report crime and incidents.

 
Museum

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)

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

6th and 20th January
3rd and 17th February
3rd, 17th and 31st March
14th and 28th April


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 colpmuseum@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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: http://cityschoolvisitsfund.org.uk/

Events

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

Thursday 8 March 2018, 6-8pm

Finding Fred: The story of City of London Police's Blitz phtographer

The Cross and Tibbs Collection provides a unique photographic record of WWII bomb damage inflicted on the City. 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.

£7 plus booking fee. Includes wine reception.

Book your place - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/finding-fred-the-story-of-city-of-london-polices-blitz-photographer-police-museum-event-tickets-39951789879?aff=es2

Friday 20 April, 1-1.30pm

Suffragette bombs and the City's later history of terrorism
(Free short lunchtime talk - Limited places)

Join Rebecca Walker for a short talk and insights into two of the most unusual objects in the City of London Police collection: homemade suffragette bombs found in key locations in the City in 1913. Discover how the police in the square mile has dealt with the evolving nature of terrorism across the ages, and what this means today.

Free event but please book your place - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/suffragette-bombs-and-the-citys-later-history-of-terrorism-police-museum-event-tickets-40030948645?aff=eac2

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: colpmuseum@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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​​​​



Notifications