Crime Season

Alongside our new temporary exhibition The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post, we're holding a season of exciting crime and investigation themed events for adults and families alike.

From an October half term packed with family friendly activities including storytelling sessions, arts & crafts workshops and a unique detective training trail around the museum, to a series of exclusive adult events giving an insight into the world of criminal investigation, there’s something for all ages.

  • The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post

    In this temporary exhibition, explore the investigation into one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and discover other stories of crime through the post.

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    • Evening Events
    • 24 October 2019
    • 19:30

    Andrew Cook Talk: The Great Train Robbery

    Join Andrew Cook, critically acclaimed historian and author to explore one of the most infamous crimes in British History; The Great Train Robbery.

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What's on

    • Adult event
    • 13 Oct 2019 - 14 March 2020
    • 10:00

    Post Mortem: Crime Scene Investigation Workshop

    Uncover incredible criminal acts and stories revealed by the bones of Londoners in this unique workshop.

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    • Evening Events
    • 24 October 2019
    • 19:30

    Andrew Cook Talk: The Great Train Robbery

    Join Andrew Cook, critically acclaimed historian and author to explore one of the most infamous crimes in British History; The Great Train Robbery.

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    • Evening Events
    • 11 November 2019
    • 19:30

    Gordon Lowe Talk: Trials and Abductions

    Join author Gordon Lowe to explore the infamous Black Panther murders and the psychology behind his crimes in this evening talk.

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    • Evening Events
    • 13 February 2020
    • 19:30

    Talk: Diaries of a Private Investigator

    Charlotte Thornber, Director and Founder of Taylor Investigations, explains what it is to be a private investigator and how technologies and techniques used currently compare to historic investigations.

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For families

  • October Half Term 2019

    WANTED! Mini detectives are needed at The Postal Museum this October half term.

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Explore Online

Read stories from our collection on The Great Train Robbery.

  • The Great Train Robbery

    Around 3.00am on Thursday 8 August 1963, more than £2.5 million was stolen from a Travelling Post Office...

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