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Thames River Police Museum CANCELLED

Due to current Government advice this trip has been cancelled

John Burns, the trade unionist once famously said of London’s river “Every drop is liquid history”. In 1798 a newly formed body of police officers brought much needed law and order to that most historic of rivers. The Thames River Police was the first policing body ever to be set up. Its sole objective was the prevention and detection of crime on the Thames and it was to become the forerunner of many other police forces throughout the world.

This small museum aims to give an insight into the history of the policing of the River Thames. It also gives information on the exhibits, which may be found in the small museum located at Wapping police station, which for more than two centuries has been the headquarters of the River Police. The museum is housed in the old carpenters workshop and is administered by the Thames Police Association.”

Length of tour: 1.5-2 hours.

MHHS Members – £5
Non-Members – £7

Bookings Close: 16 April 2020
Priority booking for Members until: 1 April

Maximum number on tour: 15 – we may be able to arrange another tour if there is enough interest.
Meet:  10:50 am for our 11:00 am tour at Thames Police Museum, Wapping Police Station,
Wapping High Street, London E1W 2NE


May 12 2020


10:50 am - 1:00 pm


£5.00 - £7.00

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Thames Police Museum, Wapping Police Station, Wapping High Street, London E1W 2NE



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