Crime Season

Explore highlights from our past temporary exhibition The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post, and read stories of other postal crimes from our collections online.
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    • 09 October 2019

    Crime Exhibition Highlights

    Curator Joanna picks eight highlights from the exhibition which you definitely shouldn’t miss.

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    • blog
    • 02 October 2019

    The Post Office Investigation Branch

    Who were the investigators and what did this little-known organisation do? Our blog explains it all.

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    • blog
    • 24 September 2019

    10 Interesting Facts About The Great Train Robbery

    Thought you knew every detail about The Great Train Robbery? Then read on...

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  • The Great Train Robbery

    At around 3.00am on 8 August 1963, a gang of armed criminals boarded a Royal Mail train en route to London.

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    • 13 February 2020

    Eastcastle Street Robbery

    Archivist Helen investigates a robbery from the Post Office mail van worth £7.3 million in London's Eastcastle Street.

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    • blog
    • 05 March 2020

    Hatton Garden Post Office Robbery

    Diamonds are a robber's best friend...precious stones and jewellery worth 6 million were stolen from a busy Post Office.

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    • blog
    • 27 February 2020

    Postal Crimes of the Past

    From robberies to letter thefts and murders. Read the dark stories of crimes against post.

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    • blog
    • 16 October 2019

    Postal Crime Testimonies

    Senior Curator Julian describes some of the oral history content that is included in our new exhibition.

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