the prison will be evicted from its site. I know its not great but it does add to the character of the place. Do we really need another restaurant? It absolutely stinks of rotten food and cooking in clink street by the prison museum entrance already due to vinopolis restaurant. Write and complain online.
Good morning. I just registered for this site for several reasons. I am planning to visit London next years after several years absence. I am a crime historian here in Boston, Massachusetts so I was very excited to discover the Clink Prison Museum. I am, however, concerned about its possible disappearance. Is it still there? Also, is it on the site of the Old Bear Baiting Museum that I visited in the 1970s? Although the Museum was small and a little touristy, I still loved it for what it offered -- it was a quirky, off the beaten track experience built on the top of ERI's bear baiting pit. To an historian, this in and of itself is as exciting as the actual museum. Does anyone have any suggestions about other museums/sites that might interest a crime historian?
Hi Karen - I was disappointed when I went to the Clink Prison Museum a couple of years back. Lots of wax work dummies standing around, some in need of repair. This is just my personal opinion.
Being a crime histroian, you may be interested in Jack the Ripper. There are some great walks around the Whitechapel area of London (some are free) to give you a flavour of his hunting grounds. This one is good - do a search for "Jack the Ripper". Also, have a quick look here.
I have no association with any of the sites, I just enjoy the walks.
Where you really need to be able to go is Scotland Yard's Black Museum (see link below). It's not open to the public (if you manage to go you'll soon realise why it's not) but maybe you can contact them and beg to be allowed to visit in some connection with your work. It really is worth it - I went years ago in a research capacity and it left some indelible memories...
As a tenant of that building I hope that the development won't force out the rest of us as it is home to many in the creative industries..If the residents who live opposite were unable to oppose it succesfully then its a lost cause.In situations like this nothing is ever as it seems.
Don't assume the Prison musuem is the victim in this matter.