Thames Police Museum

Organisation: Police Force

Collections held: Police

Dates: 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

The Thames Police Museum has existed in its present form since 1974 and is run under the auspices of the Thames Police Association. It is a small but very popular collection that records the history of policing on the River Thames from 1798 to the present

Wapping High Street, London E1W 2NE


Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

Historic Buildings?

Collection is housed in an old carpenters workshop within an existing Met Police building

Who can access the collection?

Internal only (staff), External (public), Registered users

How big is the collection?

Documents: Unknown
Photographs: Unknown
Objects: Unknown
Artwork: Unknown
Books/journals/magazines: Unknown

Photo credits

Image courtesy of Thames Police Museum