Bow Street Police Museum is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1191955). Our aim is to advance the education of the public in, and to promote good citizenship and a wider public appreciation of policing and the criminal justice system through an understanding of the history and development of policing and the administration of criminal justice in London.

Bow Street Police Museum

Board of Trustees

Bow Street Police Museum is governed by a board of Trustees who are responsible for the overall strategic direction, key polices, major decisions and financial management of the Museum.

Stuart Adolph

Stuart leads the London office for Sydell Europe and has been responsible for the conversion and extension of Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station into a lifestyle hotel. In so doing Stuart has assembled a team of experts to create Bow Street Police Museum. Stuart also developed the Ned in the City of London, and has had a career in development and construction that spans over 30 years. Stuart has served on the board of the Cheapside Business Alliance, and has in the past been chairperson and committee member at local tennis clubs at which he has played.

Philip Gough

Philip joined the Metropolitan Police Force in May 1968. In 1989 he was posted to Bow Street as an Inspector, where he remained until its closure in 1992. While at Bow Street Philip was one of the Duty Officers in charge of “C” Relief. He was then the Operations Inspector responsible for organising the police response for special events such as film premieres, demonstrations, visits by royalty, heads of state etc. to venues on Bow Street Division. Philip was also Secretary of the Bow Street Social Club and the Bow Street Inspectors representative of the Metropolitan Police Federation. Retiring from the Met in March 2001 Philip then worked for the Westminster City Council as head of their enforcement teams until 2003 and then as a consultant advising on crime, disorder, and anti-social behaviour.

Councillor Louise Hyams

Louise has had the honour and privilege of representing St. James’s Ward in which Bow Street Police Museum is situated, since her election to the Council in 1998. She is totally committed to improving the quality of life for all the residents of this diverse ward in the centre of London. Having been involved in most areas of the Council’s work, she is currently the Deputy Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration. She also serves on the Planning and City Development Committee, the Licensing Committee, the Standards Committee and the Adoption & Fostering Panel. Louise was Lord Mayor in 2008/9.

Advisory Board

We are currently developing plans for an Advisory Board, whose members will provide guidance and support to the Museum in carrying out its charitable objectives.

Details of how to apply for an Advisory Board role will appear here soon.