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Explore the history of public execution in London at this landmark new exhibition – opening on 16 October 2020
Public executions were a major part of Londoners’ lives for centuries. More frequent in London than in any other town, these morbid spectacles attracted thousands of onlookers at locations across the capital.
From Smithfield to Southwark, from Banqueting House to Newgate Prison, executions became embedded in London’s landscape and people’s lives. Even today, hints of this uncomfortable past can still be seen across the city.
From October, the Museum of London is bringing the lives and legacies of those who died and those who witnessed executions first hand to a major new exhibition. Executions will use a range of fascinating objects, paintings and projections, including the vest said to have been worn by King Charles I when he was executed, to show how entwined this form of punishment is in the history of London. It will also reveal the rarely told human stories behind these events, looking at the role not just royalty but all Londoners played as both spectators and participants.
This is your chance to discover how over nearly 700 years, public executions came to shape the city we know today.
- Cancellation Policy
No exchange, no refunds after purchase.
- Good To Know
Please arrive in sufficient time to enter during your selected time. Food & drink are not permitted within the exhibition. No flash photography, nor professional photography, is permitted.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a link with your e-ticket in the confirmation email. Please print this e-ticket and bring it with you and present to the Box Office.
- Suitable For Children
Recommended age 12+. Parents are advised that content will be unsuitable for younger children.
16 October 2020 – 18 April 2021.
- Where Do I Go
Executions, Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN