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The Metropolitan Police’s Museum team look after objects, archives, books and photographs relating to the history of the Met since 1829, telling the lives of its officers and staff across London and beyond and the crimes it has sought to solve.
There are a number of museums and collections across the Met, including the Police Museum, Crime Museum and Historic Fleet. Please note the Crime Museum is not open to the public.
The Metropolitan Police Museum is open to the public and displays items from the historical collection. It is located in Sidcup, London and visits are by pre-booked appointment only. Photo ID is required for access.
We are always on the lookout for new objects, archives, books and photographs for our collection and these can be offered by phone or email. We hold a monthly acquisitions meeting to discuss offers and to make sure they can help us better tell the breadth and depth of the Met’s history. We are particularly keen to strengthen areas in our collection such as:
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