Evening Talks

Our Evening Talks explore the stories surrounding the history of policing on Bow Street. 

Curating Coppers: Behind the scenes at police museums

Image: (c) Metropolitan Police Heritage Service.

Ever wondered how the history of policing is collected, curated and cared for? Curious about what’s involved in developing a brand-new museum?

Join Katie Smith, Head of Museums and Clare Smith, Historic Collection Curator from the Metropolitan Police Heritage Service, and Vicki Pipe, Manager of Bow Street Police Museum as they explore the history and challenges of working with a police heritage collection. Discover the story of how Bow Street has been home to not one, but two museums, and learn more about some of the most fascinating objects in the Metropolitan Police’s archives.

Date: Thursday 18th November, 2021

Timings: doors 18.30, talk and live stream begin at 19.00

Duration: approxiamtely 75 minutes, includes a Q&A with the audience.

Conditions of entry: this event is recommended for anyone over the age of 16 years.

Tickets: there are two ways to attend this event, in person at Bow Street Police Museum, or online via a live stream (using Zoom).

Prices to attend at the Museum: £12 / £10.80 Friends.

Prices to join Live Stream: £6 / £5.40 Friends (a link for access to the live stream will be sent to ticket holders no less than four hours before the start time of the event.)