A fascinating City of London Police museum has opened by the Guildhall

A new museum telling the tale of the City of London police through the ages has opened.

The space, next to the beautiful Guildhall Library (below) on Aldermanbury near London Wall, is free to enter.

You can learn about one of the victims of Jack the Ripper, who committed crimes in nearby Whitechapel.

More recent history covered at the attraction includes the damage caused during the blitz, as well as the force’s current work on cyber and financial crime.

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The Square Mile has been policed by the force since the mid 19th century.

Police worked with the Guildhall Library to set the museum up, and The Heritage Lottery Fund contributed around £90,000 towards its development.

It’s open from Monday to Saturday, and has beaten the London-wide Metropolitan Police – which does not yet have its own museum!

(Photo: Guildhall)

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