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Our impressive collection is made up of over 40 000 objects and archives. It is the UK’s largest collection relating to law, justice, crime and punishment.

View the Legal Collections Catalogue

View the Police Collections Catalogue

View the Prison Collections Catalogue

View the Rainer Foundation Archive Catalogue

Some of our most well known items include:

  • Playwright Oscar Wilde’s cell door
  • The bath from the brides in the bath murder case
  • Gibbet irons
  • Force feeding equipment used on Suffragettes and conscientious objectors
  • Great Train Robbery evidence
  • The dock from Bow Street Magistrates Court, which was used in notorious cases such as the trials of Oscar Wilde, Roger Casement and the Krays

We can loan items:

If you are a museum interested in borrowing items from us, please contact Bev.baker@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk