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Exhibition, Sat 23 Jan - Sat 31 Dec 2016


Crime & Punishment Exhibition

Crime & Punishment Exhibition


Explore the history of crime and punishment in the UK from the 1650s to today as you wander through this enthralling exhibition looking at the dramatic changes in crime and punishment over time. Take a walk into the past when you could be fined for putting plant pots on your windowsill, when gossipy women were put in scold's bridles and people were executed for clipping coins! The exhibition will feature displays on Victorian street crime, fraud and dodgy trading, crime fiction and 1923 Bylaws in addition to poison, security, police, evidence, detection and trials. It will also explore why we lock people up, public order and safety, cruel and unusual punishments. It also showcases some of the city's fascinating collections relating to crime and punishment, including ghoulish penny slot machines, deadly poisons that could be bought over the counter and gruesome man traps. Highlights will also include loans from Leeds' Thackray Medical Museum, Ripon's Prison and Police Museum and Nottingham's Galleries of Justice Museum. Follow its story #CrimeandPunishment

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Jan - Sat 31 Dec 2016 00:00 to 00:00
23 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

Events at this Venue



    Leeds Museums & Galleries


    Abbey Walk,
    Abbey Road,
    LS5 3EH



    See location of Abbey House Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

    By Car - from Leeds City Centre follow the A65 (Kirkstall Road) for approximately 2 ½ miles. Abbey House can be found on your right approximately ¼ mile after the Kirkstall Retail Park, opposite Kirkstall Abbey.

    Public Transport - Abbey House is located directly on a well serviced bus route.

    Buses: 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Headingley station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups