Scotland Yard – Fingerprint Masterclass

14 March 2024
19:00 (doors open 18:45)

Join us at the Museum for a hands-on Fingerprint Masterclass with former DCI Steve Gaskin. Hear about the science behind the forensics and get the chance to take your fingerprints and dust for marks.

Former Detective Chief Inspector Steve Gaskin had many cases solved by fingerprint experts whilst in the Metropolitan Police. The study of fingerprints and their history is fascinating. It has led to the downfall of many seasoned criminals, such as the Great Train Robbers, and those involved in the Docklands bombing. The science has developed over the years from using black dusting powder to laser illumination.

During the session, Steve will deliver the following:-

  • Short history of fingerprints

  • The science explained

  • You will take your fingerprints and dust for hidden marks!

  • You will hear about several fingerprint cases which went to Bow Street Magistrates Court specifically the Air Raid Killer

  • See how fingerprints appear in the natural world

  • Q & A

Most of the session will be “hands-on” whilst learning the science of dactology!

Timings: doors open at 18:45. The workshop begins at 19.00 and lasts approximately 75 minutes, including a Q&A with the audience.

Conditions of entry: this event is recommended for anyone over the age of 16 years.

Tickets: due to the hands-on nature of the workshop, this is strictly an in-person event and attendance online is not available. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Prices to attend at the Museum: £20/ £18.00 Friends.

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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Bow Street Police Museum

28 Bow Street, London, WC2E 7AW

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