The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post

Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.

Opening 11 October 2019 – April 2020
The Postal Museum Exhibition
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Revisit The Great Train Robbery and unearth the role of the Post Office’s own investigation department in piecing together this and other crimes, shedding light on the human stories of the victims through never before seen artefacts, objects and personal accounts.

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Exhibition Highlights

  • The original high-value packets ripped open by the robbers to get to the cash inside.

  • Never-before-seen files and evidence including observation reports detailing the movements of the criminals, their associates, and a suspect list.

  • Recently released first-hand witness accounts from those onboard the train as the robbery took place.

  • Other crimes, from mass murder to forgeries, the curious inventions and gadgets created to foil them and the Post Office’s role in tracking down the perpetrators.

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