Step through the front door and back in time to the sights, sounds, smells and murders of 1888. Six floors provide a unique and exciting experience that fully immerses you in the world of Jack the Ripper and his victims.
Explore Mitre Square, a stunningly realistic and terrifying waxwork recreation of P.C. Watkins discovering the body of Catherine Eddowes.
Once you have seen the murder, meet the murderer by visiting Jack the Ripper's ‘sitting room’, complete with medical instruments, books, maps, letters and a fascinating collection of weird and wonderful Victorian Ripper memorabilia. Pride of place goes to prime suspect Walter Sickert’s original drawing of the body of a woman on a metal bed, appropriately signed in red ink.
But who was the Ripper? The Whitechapel police station was the epicentre of the Ripper investigation. Here you will see all the evidence presented on the crime scene boards. Inspect the ‘From Hell” and “Dear Boss” letters, as well as original newspapers and police artefacts. The whistle that P.C. Watkins blew to call for help when he found the body in Mitre Square, together with his notebook, handcuffs and truncheon are on display to the public for the first time. These are the most significant Ripper related items outside Scotland Yard’s Black Museum. Can you use the evidence to solve the greatest crime mystery of all time?
In the attic of the museum is Mary Jane Kelly’s bedroom, the scene of Jack's most horrific murder. Experience how the Ripper's victims lived and discover the life stories of the women he murdered. This poignant and moving room displays domestic photographs of the women and their families, boots, bonnets, a metal framed bed with straw mattress and the meagre possessions of poor Victorian East End women.
Finally, if you dare, enter the morgue where you can study the actual autopsy photos and read the reports of the horrific mutilation and murder of the nine women that fell victim to the Ripper's knife.
Educational, exciting, scary and shocking the Jack the Ripper museum is a fully themed experience like no other museum in the world. Our visitors love it - we know you will too!