Key Stage 3 / GCSE / A Level / Degree



Jack The Ripper / Victorian Evening


This atmospheric evening touches on such topics as Criminology, Women's rights, migration and socio-economic and cultural studies.

The evening uses props, testimonies, coroners reports, photographs, letters and outfits from the time.

Inspector Aberline will direct the junior detectives, accompanied by his undercover officer, Inspector Swan.

It is the Autumn of 1888 in Whitechapel, East London. A series of ghastly murders have taken place.

  • What are the similarities and differences between the Victorian police force of the day and how it the crime would have been investigated today.

  • What role do the newspapers play in the investigation

  • How did the East End of London differ from the West End of London.

  • What rights did women have in these times and did that contribute towards why these victims were targeted?


Who is this suitable for?

This would be suitable for KS3 / GSCE / A Level and Degree students or those interested in the subject and an atmospheric exciting evening!

Warning: Due to the often gory nature of the subject we would not recommend younger than 14 (who must be accompanied by an adult)

Why is it only in the evening?

This event is only in the evening, as the lights will be switched off; the subject matter may not be suitable for families who visit the museum during the day and the crime scenes are laid out.

What time is it?

The evening begins at 7.30pm and finishes around 10.00pm.

How much does it cost?

The cost is £15.50 per pupil (teachers free on 1:10 ratio)

How many can attend?

There must be not less than 15 pupils and not more than 30.

Which evening it on?

Any evening mid-week, subject to availability (i.e. not Saturdays or Sundays).


Ring 01789 298070 for further details.

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