Jack the Ripper Museum
Activity code: JRM
- Learn the terrifying and unsolved story of Jack the Ripper
- The world’s only museum dedicated to this compelling case
- See crime-scene recreations and learn about the suspects and victims
- Inspect artefacts that have never been on display to the public before
- Explore the room where Mary Kelly lived and died
Set across six incredible floors, the museum shows painstakingly recreated scenes connected to the murders alongside artefacts that have never before been shown to the public. See a realistic recreation of PC Watkins discovering the body of Catherine Eddowes on Mitre Square and visit Jack the Ripper’s ‘sitting room’, containing medical instruments, books and an impressive and fascinating collection of Ripper memorabilia.
Visit a recreation of the Whitechapel police station that was the epicentre of the investigation and inspect a wall of clues, including original newspapers, police artefacts and the ‘From Hell’ and ‘Dear Boss’ letters.
The attic of the museum is a recreation of victim Mary Kelly’s humble living quarters, the room where she lived and died. Here you will learn the life stories of the women he murdered – a poignant exploration of the domestic and working lives of the Ripper’s victims.
If you dare, descend to the morgue, where you can inspect actual autopsy photographs and read the medical reports of the nine women that fell victim to the Ripper’s knife.
With all this evidence, perhaps you will be able to solve one of the most famous crime mysteries of all time!
- Entrance to the museum
Jack the Ripper Museum, 12 Cable Street, London E1 8JG.
Nearest Underground and Train Station: Tower Gateway / Tower Hill / Aldgate East
Days of Operation: Daily
Opening Hours: 9:30am until 6:00pm (Last entry 5:30pm)
The Museum will close at 4:40pm on Christmas Eve.
The Museum is closed on Christmas Day