Crime. Punishment. Corruption…
This Halloween, delve into the Victorian underworld at our very special Museums at Night event!
Using original material from our records, discover the true stories behind some of the most high-profile Victorian criminal cases – such as Jack the Ripper, the Spanish swindle, the trial and imprisonment of Oscar Wilde and Murder at Road Hill House (inspiration behind bestselling book The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) - as well as the evolving roles of prison and punishment across the 19th century. Come with us on a journey into the corrupt and sometimes gruesome underbelly of Victorian Britain.
A full evening of entertainment…
- Document display of original crime records
- Themed cocktail bar with mixologist and Victorian street food
- Victorian street entertainment including magician, music and performers
- Talks by experts in Victorian crime
- Photo booth
- Prizes and giveaways
Ticket price includes Victorian street food and welcome drink.
Victorian costume encouraged but optional.
Watch the teaser trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc8xuDq2JeI
More activities will be added to the programme, which is subject to change. Keep an eye on our events page for more information.
These evening events are very popular so book now to guarantee your place. Please note, this event is suitable for adults only (18+).
This event is part of the nationwide Museums at Night campaign.
Tube: Kew Gardens station - District Line and London Overground
Train: Kew Bridge station - South West Trains
Buses: R68 to Kew Retail Park
Further travel information is available on our How to find us page.
We run an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of topics. For more details, visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson.