The Macabre Museum: Stories of Murder and Mayhem
The Lock Up has stood on Steelhouse Lane since 1891. In that time, it has seen some of Birmingham’s worst criminals and heard tales of horrendous acts and deeds. As we participate in Birmingham Heritage week, for one special day on Sunday 10th September, the West Midlands Police Museum will open its doors as ‘The Macabre Museum: Stories of Murder and Mayhem.’
If you have ever wanted to hear about some of the darker stories of the Lock Up’s history, or wanted to see some of the items in our collection that we don’t normally talk about and the people that go unmentioned, this is the event for you. In the atmospheric setting of the Victorian Lock Up, in the very building these criminals were held, you’ll walk the same steps as the criminals we talk about. From our expert volunteers, you’ll hear tales of the real Peaky Blinders, Birmingham’s connection to Jack the Ripper and see some of the most notorious items in our archives.
Due to the nature of the content of the tour, this event is restricted to over 18s only. The tour is expected to last between 2 to 2.5 hours.
Organised by The West Midlands Police Museum
Date & Time
Sun 10 Sept | 12pm–8pm
The West Midlands Police Museum, The Lock-up, 40 Steelhouse Lane, B4 6BJ
AccessThe Lock up is fully accessible and has an accessible toilet.