Canine suspects join line-up at True Crime Museum

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings.''Curator Joel Griggs (centre) with a few of the visitors. SUS-180115-102042001
Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings.''Curator Joel Griggs (centre) with a few of the visitors. SUS-180115-102042001

The True Crime Museum opened its gates to some very special criminal canines on Sunday January 14.

The dogs lined up along owners, who enjoyed free admission to the White Rock attraction as part of a special promotion to celebrate #DressUpYourDogDay.

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-102156001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-102156001

The pawfect pooches were encouraged to dress up for their visit as part of the national event and were welcomed with treats and mug shot photos.

Crimes the canines were accused of included theft of undergarments, stealing food and terrorising the Old Town.

The dog friendly attraction, set in seafront caves is a magnet for anyone fascinated by the dark world of crime.

Museum Curator, Joel Griggs said: “It was marvellous to see the event attract so much interest from dog lovers. Although the Museum is based on the dark subject of crime, this does not exclude anyone in the family who wishes to paying us a visit, even dogs!”

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-102146001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-102146001

Group Bookings Co-ordinator, Rebecca Chester said: “We welcomed over 70 dogs of all different breeds, a big thanks to all who took part. All the dogs appeared to enjoy their experience at the museum and there were some great photos taken at the mugshot wall.

“Some owners said they didn’t realise that you could bring dogs into the museum, but when they heard about our event they took the opportunity to make their first visit.”

As well as welcoming dog visitors, the museum also raises some important crime issues of the devastating effect of dog fighting which is still happening in this country.

Subscribe to The True Crime Museum YouTube channel for a new series of videos covering this subject and other true crime cases.

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-102136001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-102136001

Suitable for all ages, wheelchair accessible and dog friendly, the museum presents a chilling but fascinating insight into the world of serial killers, forensics, gangsters, prisoners, poisoners and more.

The True Crime Museum on White Rock, Hastings welcomes dog visitors all year round, open daily 10am-5pm.

For more information about events at the museum go to www.truecrimemuseum.co.uk/events/ or sign up to The True Crime Club for regular updates, discounts and latest news www.truecrimemuseum.co.uk/tcclub/.

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Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings.''Karin Watts with Halle ''(Karin is correct, not Karen). SUS-180115-102106001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings.''Karin Watts with Halle ''(Karin is correct, not Karen). SUS-180115-102106001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings.''Pepper the pickpocket. SUS-180115-102054001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings.''Pepper the pickpocket. SUS-180115-102054001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-171026001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-171026001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-171016001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-171016001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-102206001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-102206001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-171006001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-171006001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-171047001

Dress Up Your Dog Day at The True Crime Museum, Hastings. SUS-180115-171047001