Groups, Groups, Groups!

Groups, Groups, Groups!

We’re looking forward to welcoming a whole host of great groups this year from all over the world! We have Curator’s Tours and CRIME Walks through Hastings and St. Leonards to tickle the fancy of even the most die-hard True CRIME addicts – we bet you had no idea what’s gone on in YOUR neighbourhood! If you have a language school, a hen party or even just fancy celebrating that VERY successful heist, CLICK HERE to get in touch with Laura, our Group Bookings Manager, for more information! ...
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Curator’s Reviews! Defending a Monster

Curator’s Reviews! Defending a Monster

Curator Joel with Defending a Monster! John Wayne Gacy was an American serial killer, who raped and murdered at least 33 boys. He famously became known as the 'Killer Clown' due to the fact that he dressed up as 'Pogo the Clown' for children's parties. But if you're reading this review, you probably already knew that! DEFENDING A MONSTER by Sam Amirante IN A NUTSHELL: Christmas 1978: Chicago Police investigating the disappearance of 15yr old Rob Piest enter the home of building contractor John Wayne Gacy. In the crawlspace below his house they find the remains of TWENTY SEVEN young men… Gacy admits to six more slayings and instantly becomes America’s most PROLIFIC SERIAL KILLER and most hated man. Sam Amirante took on the job of ‘Defending A Monster’ and was also hated by some for asserting that his client was not guilty for reasons of insanity. Here, thirty years after, he gives a detailed account of the killer and the trial. Author SAM AMIRANTE grabs a coffee and talks GACY. THE VERDICT: Dozens of books have been written about Gacy,...
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In the POUND!

In the POUND!

We can't believe it's been a whole MONTH since our Dress Up Your Dog day! After a day full of fun (and dogs!) we had our submissions for our photo competition - Crufts Crime Edition! Check out the competition (and the winners) below!!! And the winners... ...
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Curator’s Reviews! The Little Book of Jack the Ripper

Curator's Reviews! The Little Book of Jack the Ripper... Joel and Jeffrey are enthralled by The Little Book of Jack the Ripper IN A NUTSHELL: The Whitechapel Society was formed twenty years ago to promote the study of the Ripper murders. Members meet bi-monthly and a dozen have contributed chapters to ‘The Little Book of Jack the Ripper”.  The book focuses on the victims, suspects and the social and historic background of the case. (Hardback, it’s 189pgs long with B&W spot illustrations. RRP £9.99)  THE LITTLE BOOK OF JACK THE RIPPER by The Whitechapel Society THE VERDICT:The mystery of Jack the Ripper is so enticing and enduring that it cuts through all ensuing eras. The 1980s was a particularly fertile decade for anyone captivated by the tale and movies, TV documentaries and bestselling paperbacks flooded the market, each with a solution more outlandish than the last: The Masons did it… Jack was a Royal Prince! A Hastings hairdresser and a half-human sewer beast also...
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This Month’s Competition Winner!

This Month’s Competition Winner!

Welcome to our NEW News Feed! Tune in here for new exhibits, announcements, competitions, stories, offers and EVEN MORE! Our very first story is about our #MagnificentMondays winner for November! Lucky Mandie Burst has won a Christmas Tour of the Museum with Scrooge! Don't worry if you didn't win!🙂 We still have time slots available every night in December for only £7.50pp! Check out (and BOOK) your Xmas Crime Tour now! ...
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