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Executions to open in London in October 2020

Find out more about the brand new exhibition coming to the Museum of London.

Executions, a new exhibition on the history of public executions in the nation’s capital city, is set to open in London later this year.

The exhibition will take to the Museum of London, opening on Friday 16 October and currently booking until Sunday 18 April 2021.


How to get Executions tickets early

Fans can get tickets to see Executions 48 hours early in our exclusive presale, which is now open.

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Public executions used to be a major part of London life, with more taking place in the city than any other town. They would regularly draw thousands of members of the public to witness the morbid spectacle.

With executions taking place from Smithfield to Southwark, Banqueting House to Negate Prison, they became a normal part of the fabric of everyday London life. Hints of their presence can still be felt across the capital today.

In this major new exhibition from the Museum of London, Executions will tell the stories of those who died as well as those who were there to witness them.

The exhibition will bring these stories to life with a range of paintings, objects and projections, demonstrating how intrinsically linked public executions are to the history of the city of London.

One particular item of interest on display is the vest King Charles I wore whilst he was beheaded in 1649 after being found guilty of treason.

As well as touching on famous executions of royalty, Executions will also bring to life the rarely told human stories impacted by these events, and promises visitors the chance to explore and discover how public executions would shape the London we know today.

Executions opens at the Museum of London on Friday 16 October 2020.

Tickets to see Executions at the Museum of London are available through our presale right now through Ticketmaster.co.uk 

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