Sat 19 Sep, 2.30-3.30pm
Discover the stories of once-famous women swimmers, from 19th-century teenagers Agnes Beckwith, Annie Luker and Marie Finney, to 20th-century long-distance stars Lily Smith, Eileen Lee and Ivy Hawke. Join Caitlin Davies, author of Downstream: a history and celebration of swimming the River Thames, for an illustrated talk on six forgotten aquatic champions. Which clubs did they belong to, what records did they set, why was their legacy lost and how have they been rediscovered?
Clore Learning Centre
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Thu 15 Oct, 7-9.45pm
Get the chance to pose your questions to, Keith Skinner, official volunteer from the Metropolitan Police's Museum in Scotland Yard, and retired Chief Superintendent, Alan Moss, as they discuss the genesis and history of the Crime Museum. Hear first-hand about their experiences working with an archive full of challenging histories and objects; which may seem gruesomely fascinating but are primarily preserved for instruction and out of remembrance and respect. You can buy two ticket options, event only from 7-8.30pm or event plus exhibition entry from 7-9.45pm.
Book now £15 (event only) £23, (event and exhibition)
Mon 16 Nov, 18 Jan, 14 Mar, 7-9.30pm
Join The Crime Museum Uncovered curators as they discuss the ins and outs of curating our new exhibition. Hear about the challenges of selecting the themes, criminal cases and objects from the original museum. Which cases and objects weren't included and why?
Includes a unique visit to the exhibition after-hours, and away from the crowds, with the curators on hand to answer your questions.
Book now £35
Tue 24 Nov & Wed 16 Dec, 7-10pm
Can you solve a crime before it’s happened? Should you? In an increasingly digital age there are techniques which can be deployed in preventative crime- fighting, but what are the pitfalls of using them? What happens to innocent until proven guilty? Will technology ever be reliable enough? How quickly does reality lose focus when all you see is screens and statistics?
Forensic Outreach lead an interactive workshop exploring and considering the potential of preventative, digital crime-fighting. Learn techniques, including hot spot analysis, and then put your skills to the test. Use a specially developed interactive app and team work to solve a scenario and crack the case against the clock!
All materials will be provided. Includes an after-hours cash bar available throughout the event.
Book now £36
Tue 1 Dec, 7-9.45pm
The Crime Museum in Scotland Yard has never been part of London’s public life. Yet since opening it has captivated public imagination and provoked speculation both in real life and fiction. Join authors and experts to explore 140 years’ worth of public fascination with the private Museum. Watch and listen to fictional imaginings, and have the myths and misconceptions, including those around some of the most notorious cases, debunked! You can buy two ticket options, event only from 7-8.30pm or event plus exhibition entry 7.30-9.45pm.
Book now £15 (event only), £23 (event plus exhibition)