This taxpayer funded collection has been locked up for too long. Putting it on display is a great step towards having it cover its costs, but also for the promotion of the Metropolitan Police. These artefacts show off decades of great policing, with the Met solving some of the world’s most notorious crimes. An exhibition will increase public engagement, which could help with recruitment and even increase public confidence

For more on the 'Crime Museum Uncovered' exhibition see the Museum of London's website.

To see my 2013 report asking for a Crime Museum exhibition see History's Life Sentence.