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Glasgow Police Museum

Open Now: 12:00 - 16:30
Open today: 12:00 - 16:30
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A must if you are visiting Glasgow

We were greeted by two people who had experience in the police, one who has a high ranking officer... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Monty A
Give it a go.

Great way to spend an hour. Warm welcome from Glaswegian ex-cops with advice where to go next. Give... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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The Glasgow Police Museum illustrates the history of the Glasgow Police 1779 - 1975, through artifacts, stories and images. Its International Room has uniforms and insignia from EVERY country in the World.
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30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
+44 141 552 1818
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were greeted by two people who had experience in the police, one who has a high ranking officer. They gave us space but also allowed us to ask any questions. Brilliant!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Monty A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great way to spend an hour. Warm welcome from Glaswegian ex-cops with advice where to go next. Give it a go.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stellarvision
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very informative with a variety of different countries uniforms. My grandson loved it. Various items on sale that is worth a purchase to assist the running this museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Estepona007
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Police Museum is a small but very lovely museum in the heart on Glasgow and worth at least a short visit! It is for free but a bit hard to find (since we looked for it on the maps which are displayed all around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting history of the Glasgow Police. It doesn't cover the Strathclyde police years and that collection seems to have vanished with the closure of the Pitt Street HQ, but it is fascinating nonetheless. The staff are very knowledgeable and keen to answer any...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Cecilia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time and it was fascinating to learn the history of the City of Glasgow police. One of the guys asked my husband (24yo) if he wanted to do the LEGO quiz, and he did! Brought out his inner...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little museum, started by an ex police officer who has an interest in police history Full of interesting newspaper clippings, uniforms, photos etc Would recommend to anyone with an interest in social history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank miffy393
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I popped in to the museum on a whim and with excellent help I was able to locate my grandfather, his police station and a photograph which was amazing.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Frank C
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful history of the Glasgow Police, went earlier today. Would recommend an hour or longer if you are interested in picking a Policemen’s brain, this is the place🤩 Welcoming environment, with detailed displays that tell a narrative of the police force evolution. Good end with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hayleyk10000
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This small museum is a real gem. It gives you aan insight into Glasgow policing,the first real force in Britain. The staff were very knowledgeable and gave answers to questions. It is well worth a visit although free donations would help them expand and be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from jackgr | Reviewed this property |
I dont think what is on display would be of a lot of interest to young children. A lot of what is on display requires reading. It is a small exhibition and does not take very long to visit so I dont think thry would be there... More