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Jack the Ripper Museum

12 Cable Street, London E1 8JG, England
+44 20 7488 9811
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The museum at 12 Cable Street is a museum dedicated to the history of the East London in the 1880's, providing a serious examination of the crimes of Jack the Ripper within the social context of the period. For the first time it tells the story of the man known as 'Jack the Ripper' from the perspective of six of the women who were his victims.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“walking tour” (38 reviews)
“mitre square” (13 reviews)
“cable street” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12 Cable Street, London E1 8JG, England
Whitechapel
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+44 20 7488 9811
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"walking tour"
in 38 reviews
"mitre square"
in 13 reviews
"cable street"
in 11 reviews
"five floors"
in 11 reviews
"whitechapel murders"
in 6 reviews
"murder scene"
in 6 reviews
"tower hill station"
in 8 reviews
"living conditions"
in 6 reviews
"their lives"
in 13 reviews
"background information"
in 8 reviews
"victorian times"
in 5 reviews
"sound effects"
in 6 reviews
"well laid out"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"subject matter"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 11 reviews
"victims"
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is located little outside of central locations and in a "smaller" street. I'd recommend making sure you are visiting during the day just for safety reasons. The museum itself is rather small and consists of separate rooms spread across several floors - this...More

Thank RangeR
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a taxi there as it is out of the way. Very fun. The woman at the desk was very friendly. We bought at the store afterwards. Would recommend to families with older teens. Brings the history alive. 5 rooms are very cool. "Epic", according...More

Thank WalkingInLA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very cool experience too see this museum ! It's super cool, the rooms very beautiful, not very expensive and the personal is very nice. It's soon to the tower bridge !

Thank Maxime S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to see the Jack the Ripper Museum today and I loved it. It is only open 3 years and it is abit hidden from Towe Hill. When you exit Tower Hill, turn left, 9 mins walk to the museum. On arrival I was...More

Thank Fionaseamus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a interest in Jack the Ripper, so thought I could do something pertaining to this. Saw the museum advertised and wanted to check it out. Was not disappointed. Very interesting. Strange to say I enjoyed it!

Thank Stephiepuss
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of reviews re price ..... this is London lol and £10 prebook £12 otherwise plus not much more for a 90 minute walk is no expensive! It’s a tiny, quaint place, interesting even just to see the building. Lady on the reception was...More

Thank soliver1976
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As others have mentioned this museum isn’t too bad. There is a lack of real exhibits however and the main problem is the price. It’s an exorbitant entry fee, really should be half or even a third of the charging price

Thank taz_bubs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I’d give this place 6� out of 5. A bit difficult to find, although that could my famous sense of direction �, but this is a true find and perfect for Ripper fans everywhere, each floor has a different scene and is very well...More

Thank Annette M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum covers five floors. Each floor has its own theme ie, the ripper's room, the typical bedroom of the time etc. The really nice thing about the place is that a lot of the emphasis is on the victims and not the killer. Each...More

Thank Raymond B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit the museum before going on a walking tour in the evening and were a little disappointed. The museum is very small and you are in and out in about half hour. The entrance fee should be half of what it is....More

Thank Steve W
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Nearby
Whitechapel
Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world
class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to
be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of
Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the
Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious
legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour
groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden
squares, these days you're more likely to catch a
...More
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Nadine G
1 February 2018|
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Response from judyh84 | Reviewed this property |
Hi It should be ok to go in with a small backpack. It is a small museum but not very busy and the attendants seem to be friendly and accommodating. It doesn't take long to look round - I'd say about 1 to 1.5 hrs. depending... More
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Abz_CPFC
23 September 2017|
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Response from Jenny D | Property representative |
Hi, there is no age limit, although we start charging from 8 years up. Like all have said it is really down to the discretion of the parents. Most of our school groups are from aged 11 upwards. Children should be... More
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Ian F
13 September 2017|
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Response from Jenny D | Property representative |
Hi Ian, our walk lasts approx 90 minutes, starting at Tower Hill by Traders gate at 3pm daily and ending at the museum around 4.30pm
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