on the punishment of convicts...

January 7th 2018

A free exhibition at the London Metropolitan Archives runs until 16th May (during normal office hours) and tells the story of the way the UK’s punishment of criminals changed between 1700 and 1900.

During that time Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment.

This exhibition uses the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives to trace the impact of these punishments on convict lives.

Book by phone: 020 7332 3851.

Book by email: cityoflondon.gov.uk