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Old Police Cells Museum

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Fantastic, informative and interesting!

Went here as tourists and absolutely loved it. Phil definitely knew his stuff and it was a pleasure... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lee P
Ko Samui, Thailand
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This was the best tour that we did in Brighton. The guide was excellent and the tour was very... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Bartholomew Square | Town Hall, Brighton BN1 1JS, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as tourists and absolutely loved it. Phil definitely knew his stuff and it was a pleasure hearing the interesting stories from him. It is donation only, so be generous! Def recommend for anybody interested in history.

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This was the best tour that we did in Brighton. The guide was excellent and the tour was very interesting. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank alank48
Reviewed 30 August 2018

My daughter and I traveled to England to tour the country with our choirs. I asked my daughter to find some things she would like to do while we were there and she found this tour. Phil was amazing. Not only did he accommodate our...More

Thank Callie S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Such a brilliant tour run by a ex police inspector who is passiate about the force. Really great insight and didnt realise what we were there for 1hr 45 :)

Thank Kat B
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and my cousin took 3 special need youngsters to this tour and it was an excellent thing to do. The ex police officer who led the tour was very friendly and both relaxed and professional in his delivery. He was extremely knowledgeable and held...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Such a wonderful inner-city experience.The entrance is to the right, opposite a bar and you have be let through the doors. Once in you stand in a grand reception room, a cabinet with past police regalia tickles the fancy whilst you wait! Naturally, being run...More

Thank Sim1Brighton
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a free tour through the old Police Station/Cells that are now in the basement of Brighton Town Hall. The guide that showed us around had completed his 30 years service in the Police and had been an Inspector! He was a fountain of...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Check on the opening times, it is not open everyday nor open for a full day. As a party of 14 we had pre-booked this visit for a Friday afternoon with a suggested donation of £3 each. It was well worth more. two friendly volunteers...More

Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We visited the Old Police Cells in May but did not realise what a hidden treasure it was. The museum was full of police history and memorabilia and the two volunteers who showed us around were ex police personnel who were very knowledgeable. A very...More

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Planned a trip to Brighton , wanted some free things to do to weigh up the expense! This was a brilliant choice. There is a donation box but your choice and more than worth donating to. Loads of history recent and the past. Entertaining volunteer...More

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rahul b
4 March 2018|
Response from Misty55Gravesend | Reviewed this property |
When we booked there were other tours available I think. It must be available to volunteers to do it I think. Should be able to check on the desk or by phone the other times. I recommend you do it, very good.
20 June 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
Carole B
11 May 2017|
Response from JamesStonhold | Reviewed this property |
I think that parts have access and parts do not ,being down stairs .