For a woman who spent her whole school studies, and teenage years studying and aspiring to be a criminal pathologist / forensic scientist; this exhibition ticks so many boxes for me.
Having worked closely with the police over many years in various jobs, it also allowed me to see some of the infamous exhibits from the Black Museum of Scotland Yard.
The exhibit houses some amazing artefacts, evidence and historical references to some of the most prolific and hi-profile cases of the UK this century.
- Dr Crippen - including telegrams from the liner where they were finally apprehended.
- The Krays - Reggie Krays gun and transcripts from interviews.
- Ruth Ellis - gun and newspaper from the day o her hanging.
- Hangman ropes - Multiple hangman ropes used for corporal punishment along with a Hangman's box on loan from Wandsworth prison.
- The Great Train Robbery - multiple artefacts of evidence from the house, along with paper that was wrapped around the banknotes and original wanted posters.
Along with many infamous murders; the exhibit houses espionage; micro dots & an adapted talcum powder tin used for smuggling. Offensive weapons - including umbrella shot gun, Chanel lipstick knife, and poison induced syringe adapted briefcase and terrorism with replica bombs used in the last 30 years; Hyde park, 7/7 and IRA attacks.
This exhibit is only open until April and a must for any fan of crime, history or forensics. Its interesting, thrilling and incredibly fascinating, I loved it.