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Glasgow Police Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Totally 'Arresting'

The brilliant 'Sillitoe Tartan' black and white dicing on the staircase leads you up and into this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Quirky and interesting for a brief visit

It is one of these places you come upon by accident but are glad that you did. For most a 15-30... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whanganui, New Zealand
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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

Staffed by retired police officers (who look and sound the part) this is a 'rainy day' type visit. Lots to look at mostly behind glass cases but an interesting insight to the Polis of the past. Check opening times rather than turning up on spec.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The brilliant 'Sillitoe Tartan' black and white dicing on the staircase leads you up and into this museum HQ. Uniformed police from Glasgow's past stand proudly on patrol . Then photos, medals and documents tell stories of individual bravery and even sacrifice ensuring these officers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of these places you come upon by accident but are glad that you did. For most a 15-30 min visit will suffice.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget Robert Peel and his mob, this is the story of the real first police force in the British Isles. The staff are really knowledgeable and passionate about thier subject

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Glasgow for the day and noticed the sign, had no idea that the museum even existed. Wow .... what an amazing exhibit of artifacts and police memorabilia. The staff were extremely knowlegable and friendly and took time explaining the exhibits. One of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in with my uncle this week to find out more about his grandfather who received the kings medal in 1923. Alasdair has already looked out some records for in advance . We got great insights into his service record and a fab tour of...More

Thank Graeme F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been have bother in finding one of my ancestries who had been in the police force in the 1860s and with their help found some information on him Thank You again

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancée and I came by while in Glasgow. It’s a bit of a puzzle accessing the museum, but it is well-labelled overall. We had a good visit learning the history, viewing badges from around the world, and talking to the gentlemen who ran the...More

Thank J1e2n3n4y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glasgow Police Museum, is a must when you are in Glasgow and have a hour or so to spare, very well laid out, very interesting article there to be found,

Thank _annehepburn213
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a great display and stories, that even small, you could quite easily spend an hour or two reading all the stories.

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2 August 2017|
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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