Discover how over nearly 700 years, public executions came to shape the city we know today.
Explore the history of public executions in London
Public executions were a major part of Londoners’ lives for centuries. From October 2022, the Museum of London Docklands is bringing the stories of those who died and those who witnessed executions to a major new exhibition. Executions will showcase a range of fascinating objects, paintings and projections, including the vest said to have been worn by King Charles I when he was executed, a recreation of the Tyburn gallows with an immersive projection, last letters of the condemned, and much more. Many of the items going on display have rarely been seen in public. This is your chance to discover how over nearly 700 years, public executions came to shape the city we know today.