Crime and Punishment History Projects

2 days/1 night


2 days/1 night

This tour investigates the social context of crime and the developments in policing throughout history. Through a series of activities and workshops students will be encouraged to hone their debating and problem-solving skills. Students will have the opportunity to handle original historical artefacts relating to crime and punishment at the Clink Prison Museum and get straight to the story and head into the heart of the area where the Jack the Ripper Murders occurred with our 2-hour guided Jack the Ripper Walking tour from Aldgate East Underground Station. The programme is designed to meet the National Curriculum’s GCSE History Schools Project specifications.

“Helen was absolutely fantastic - she was always happy to help with any queries I had and was very prompt in her replies. I couldn't commend her highly enough.”


Curriculum focus

  • Edexcel : Studies in Development (Crime, Punishment & Protest)
  • OCR : Studies in Depth (British History / Crime & Punishment Through Time)
  • Edexcel GCSE A: Crime, policing and punishment in England c1880–c1990.
  • Edexcel GCSE B: Crime & Punishment
  • WJEC: Changes in Crime and Punishment 1500 – present day

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Accommodation on a Half Board basis
  • Entry to the Clink Prison Museum and Jack the Ripper Museum
  • 2-hour Guided “Jack the Ripper Walking Tour”
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Vamoos Travel App
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to London. Visit Jack the Ripper Museum - meet Chief Inspector Abberline and see Constable Watkins’ notebook, handcuffs and truncheon he was carrying the day he discovered the body at Mitre Square. Evening meal. Meet guide at Aldgate East Underground Station for 2-hour Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

  • Day 2

    Visit the London Dungeons to walk through reconstructed Whitechapel and Mitre Square. Visit the Click Prison Museum before returning to school.


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