MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES

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VISIT PLACES CONNECTED TO THE CASE

There are many locations around London that are connected to, or which have have exhibitions that feature the Jack the Ripper crimes, and there are several conferences held each year, throughout the world, that deal with the case, or with matters relating to the case.

On this page you will find some suggestions of places to visit where you can learn more and view more about the subject.


THE EAST END CONFERENCE 2018

The Astronomer, 125-129 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JF

Dates: Saturday 3rd November 2018 (Noon - 5pm)
and Sunday 4th November 2018 (Noon - 5.30pm)

Nearest Underground: Liverpool Street

Cost: £60.

If you are interested in East End history, and the Jack the Ripper mystery, then this really is the conference for you.

Some great speakers, a superb venue, and a whole weekend of events relating to subjects that relate to the Whitechapel murders and the district in which they occurred.

Since the organisers are in favour of quality, as opposed to quantity, they won't be cramming as many paying customers into the venue as they possibly can, so space is strictly limited.

However, the small is better mantra truly holds forth with this format, so participants not only get to enjoy some riveting talks, they also get to discuss them in intimate and perfectly suited surroundings.

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THE CITY OF LONDON POLICE MUSEUM

Guildhall Library Entrance, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH

Telephone Number: +44 (0) 20 7332 1868

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 9.30am-5pm, (9.30am-7.30pm on Wednesdays)
Selected Saturdays: 10am-4pm (See website for dates).

Nearest Underground: Bank, St Paul's, Mansion House or Barbican.

Cost: Free.

This little gem of a museum features the history of policing in the one square mile of the City of London and of the City of London Police Force.

Jack the Ripper victim Catherine Eddowes was murdered in the City of London, and so one of the exhibits deals with the hours leading up to her murder.

You can also see some of the letters that were sent to the City of London Police.

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THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL MUSEUM

The Royal London Hospital Museum, St Augustine with St Philip’s Church, Newark Street, London, E1 2AA

Telephone Number: +44 (0) 20 7377 7608

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 10am-4.30pm.

Nearest Underground: Whitechapel.

Cost: Free.

The Museum at the Royal London Hospital nestles in the heart of Jack the Ripper territory.

The displays chart the history of the hospital, but there is also a section dedicated to the Whitechapel murders which includes information about the George Lusk "From Hell" letter.

In addition, there is a display on one of the hospital's most famous former residents, Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man."

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THE TEN BELLS

84 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY

Telephone Number: +44 (0) 20 7247 7532

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday Noon - Midnight, Friday and Saturday, Noon - 1am.

Nearest Underground: Aldgate East (Exit 2).

Cost: Free.

The Ten Bells is a Spitalfields institution and is one of those pubs where history most certainly engulfs you the moment you step across the threshold.

It is sometimes terms "Jack the Ripper's local".

Certainly several of his victims drank here, making it a must-do venue for any student of Ripperology who lives in, or is visiting, London.

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THE CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY

Aldersbrook Rd, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ

Telephone Number: +44 (0) 8530 2151

Opening hours: Seven days a week, 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Nearest Overground Station: Manor Park.

Cost: Free.

One of the largest municipal cemeteries in Europe, the City of London Cemetery is also the final resting place of two of Jack the Ripper's victims, Mary Nichols and Catherine Eddowes, both of whom have memorial plaques in the grounds.

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MANOR PARK CEMETERY

Sebert Rd, Forest Gate, London E7 0NP

Telephone Number: +44 (0) 8534 1486

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

Nearest Overground Station: Manor Park.

Cost: Free.

This is the cemetery where Annie Chapman is buried.

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ST PATRICK'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

Langthorne Rd, London E11 4HL

Telephone Number: +44 (0) 8539 2451

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 8am - 4.30pm, Sunday, 9am - 4.30pm.

Nearest Underground Station: Leyton.

Cost: Free.

Located just a five to ten minute walk from Leyton Underground Station, St Patrick's is the final resting place of Mary Kelly.

Also buried here is John McCarthy, who was her landlord.