Metropolitan Police Historical Collection
The moving image collection contains pictures of policing in London since 1920 - Officers walking the beat - Early police cars- Driver training - Development of women police in the organisation - Old Scotland Yard - Policing during the war - Training school - Cadets - Policing in the seventies - Public Order today. There are many street scenes capturing the changes to London in the 20th century.
The 'met collection' is responsible for keeping the history of the Metropolitan Police since its inauguration in 1829. The collection consists of uniforms, medals, artefacts, records, photos and moving images which chart the development of police in London. It also holds details of police buildings, vehicles and service records of over 200,000 officers who have served.
Met CollectionEmpress State Building
Phone: 0207 161 1234 / 0207 161 0649
Access: Open weekdays between 10am and 4pm. Moving images can be shown on computer or wide screen. Booking is not necessary but the collection is small and groups should phone first to discuss their requirements. Cameras welcome. Disabled toilets. No parking provided but parking available in streets. The only material available at the collection is what has been digitised.
The collection will accept any material relating to the history of Metropolitan Police which portrays accurately life in the service. The material must be of reasonable quality and gifted without copyright restrictions.
Policing London in the 1970s is a film made by the police which accurately depicts life in a south London police station. All the characters are actual officers including those acting as villains. The sounds, language and scenarios are just as it was.
Neil Paterson, Manager