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Glasgow Police Museum

30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
+44 141 552 1818
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Great wee museum

Just visited the Glasgow Police Museum and it was really interesting. The whole history of Glasgow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paula B
via mobile
Small and informative.

Lovely small museum, the volunteer historians are very knowledgeable. I would have loved more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tracey L
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
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+44 141 552 1818
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just visited the Glasgow Police Museum and it was really interesting. The whole history of Glasgow Policing is explained and there are many great photos and uniforms on display. It is being run by volunteers Kenny and Alistair who were very informative and welcoming. Definitely...More

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely small museum, the volunteer historians are very knowledgeable. I would have loved more information about communication and old school biometric technologies though, but that was just my preference.

Thank tracey L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Small but different. Friendly staff. Good collection of uniforms from different eras. Worth a visit for history buffs.

Thank Jvalant
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Reviewed 6 days ago

this place is well worth a visit, check opening times before travel, I was lucky that I picked a time when it was open. staff are willing to give extra information if you require it. Lots of memorabilia and interesting stories.

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum very interesting , very informative and knowledgeable staff,very pleasant too. Well worth a visit.

Thank terrierz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting little place to spend an hour or two. Has the best collection of police uniforms from around the world and lots of fascinating items relating to the U Ks oldest police force.

Thank RFaserH
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great collection of Glasgow Police History! Stories, memorabilia and police patches from around the world! 2 retired police officers run the place which is free to visit! A small donation is suggested to help fund the museum! A nice place to visit!!

Thank oscmj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is in Glasgow city centre and you can walk for 20 minutes from GCU. In the beginning it was difficult to find it, because of the small signs. The staff are retired police officers, friendly and helpful. They are knowledgeable and interested in...More

Thank Abdullah A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is near the city centre and it is also easy to find and on the first floor The staff are retired police officers. Moreover, the people in the museum are friendly and they were enthusiastic about the museum. There are a lot of exhibits...More

Thank khaled99925
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This excellent wee museum is tucked away in Bell Street just round from Glasgow Cross in what we now call Merchant City area you could walk past it as I probably have done a million times. .As a Glaswegian I only found this place when...More

Thank margaret c
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Alastair D, Museum Curator at Glasgow Police Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Margaret, Thanks for the great review. We understand that you may feel that we are under advertised, but we are doing as much as we can given our financial position. We advertise as much as we can without spending lots of money on newspaper...More

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Sasa474
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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
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