Havering Museum

Crime and Punishment

Havering Museum begins the New Year with an exciting temporary exhibition: Crime and Punishment. The first of 4 new temporary exhibitions being launched in 2012.

This exhibition was researched and completed by four of Havering Museum’s most dedicated volunteers. The Metropolitan Police Service, HM Revenue and Customs and many local people have also contributed information and artifacts to make this a truly fascinating exhibition.

Crime and Punishment explores the development of law from the Vikings to the modern day. The topics covered are folklore, witchcraft, the history of smuggling and the wartime black market. As well as discussing the formation of the Police Force to modern day Policing and  “The Takeover” in Havering of the Metropolitan Police in 1965, a very important historical event for our London Borough.

Visitors will discover information on punishments ranging from floggings, transportation, hangings to more modern day sentencing, imprisonment and fines.  There will be life size stocks, Police uniforms, and model Police cars on display within the Museum.

Crime and Punishment launches on Saturday 14 January 2012 11 am in Romford Market, where 3 classic Police cars will be on display. Bicycle Marking will also be available – carried out by local Police Officers. The exhibition at Havering Museum opens at 11.15 am.

At the launch children will have the opportunity to dress up as Police Officers. A Police “Noddy” bike will be positioned in the foyer of the Museum for Saturday 14 January only.

A series of 6 lectures are available during the evening between January to March. There will also be February half-term activities available. For more information on the different activities linked to the exhibition look at Havering Museum’s Winter Warmers Programme.

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  1. 20th Century London (@Exploring20CLdn) on 6th January 2012 at 09:24

    Love the police cars! Always had a soft spot for the Rover P6.

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