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 family friendly activities and workshops, to a series of exclusive adult events giving an insight into the world of criminal investigation, there’s something for all ages.

What's on

  • 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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    • Adult event
    • 15 Feb - 28 Mar 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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Explore online

Read about The Great Train Robbery and other stories of crime from our collections.

    • blog
    • 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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