The Met’s Police Museum holds an important collection of photographs, archives, books, equipment, uniforms and other artefacts, some of which date from the start of the service in 1829. We make this accessible by curated displays, talks and a research room. The Police Museum relocated from West Brompton and opened in Sidcup in October 2022. Visits are by appointment only and photo ID is required. Appointments can be made for a gallery tour or for a research visit.
If you are unable to visit us, some of our archive material can also be accessed via the Open University, the National Archives and Mary Evans Picture Library. On provision of a warrant number, we can also supply images of officers’ attestation signatures from 1958 to 2013 by email.