Scotland Yard is known for investigating the grisly murders of Jack the Ripper and at the Crime Museum at London, this is just one of the murderous rampages you will encounter. In this article, you will learn more about the museum, as well as a handful of interesting museums found in London.
The Crime Museum ”“ London
Visitors to the Crime Museum in London are introduced to the dark moments of London’s history, including information on criminal investigations, case evidence, the weapons used to take lives, and plenty of blood and gore to keep you up at nights.
The museum offers an array of evidence from high-profile or intriguing cases, including evidence associated with the infamous Jack the Ripper, John Christie of 10 Rillington Place, the Acid Bath Murders, and the attempted assassinations of royalty or members of Parliament.
Weapons used in murders and assaults draw a great deal of attention, including guns, swords, knives, as well as creative tools, such as baseball bats equipped with nails. Different crime scenes are created to give you the full effect of the violence and activity of criminals.
For example, the unwashed dinner plate, cutlery and frying pan from Peter Bryan’s house is on display. Bryan (who was seriously mentally ill) killed his first victim in 1993, and went to prison for the crime. When he was released in 2002, he committed another murder in 2004 ”“ killing his housemate and chopping up the body. He also ate parts of him, such as the brain. While Bryan was detained at Broadmoor ”“ a secure psychiatric hospital ”“ he took the life of a fellow inmate.
The museum is also in possession of the cooker and pot from Dennis Nilsen’s house. The serial killer murdered 15 men and boys ”“ drugging them and then raping and killing the victims. Sometimes, after he killed his victims, he would have sex with the bodies.
Other interesting museums in London that you may want to visit, includes:
Sherlock Holmes Museum
When Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887, Sir Conan Doyle probably never thought he’d become one of the most famous detectives in the world. It is thought that the detective lived at 221b Baker Street and the museum is the ‘recreation’ of the fictional address as it would have looked in the late 19th century. Some of the exhibits in the museum include a violin, pipe, his famous study, and disguises. You will find this museum at 221b Baker Street London NW1 6XE England.
Clink Prison Museum
The site of the Clink Prison Museum dates back to the middle of the 12th century ”“ a fixture on London’s Bankside. Visitors are allowed to touch original artifacts (such as torture devices), view recreations from the history of the prison, and learn about the experienced of prisoners who have stayed at the prison. A lot of people come to the museum to possible experience some of the paranormal happenings said to take place on the property. The museum is built where the Clink Prison once stood in 1144. The prison was one of the oldest prisons in England and possibly one of the oldest in the world.