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Glasgow Police Museum

30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
+44 141 552 1818
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Excellent little museum which chronicles the set up and development of the Police in Scotland. Lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hidden gem

Small donations are appricieted to enter.I would call it a hidden gem in Glasgow,not lot of museums... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jessica J
London, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
+44 141 552 1818
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent little museum which chronicles the set up and development of the Police in Scotland. Lots of interesting display and pieces of history. The curators were excellent as well, ex policemen they were very knowledgeable and told great stories, if only all museum curators were...More

1  Thank 0-Norrie-0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small donations are appricieted to enter.I would call it a hidden gem in Glasgow,not lot of museums in the world has police as their main theme.You can check the uniforms and overall development of police during the years

1  Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with my wife and Grandson,a great idea in giving the kids a written quiz,and having to hunt down the answers. The exhibition is free but donations are welcome

1  Thank Joan R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A toaty wee museum but well worth a visit. Full of genuine items, articles from the most notorious crimes to the ones you haven't heard about and a really intimate insight into the history of policing and crime/punishment in Glasgow/Scotland. A must see free museum,...More

1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The Police museum is only small but is packed with artefacts and a comprehensive history of policing in Glasgow. Worthwhile for an hour. The volunteers manning the museum are hopeful they may transfer into part of the old station around the corner, this would really...More

1  Thank Glyn R
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Today we had a party of ten visiting the Glasgow Police Museum. We were met by the Curator, Alastair Dinsmor MBE who gave us an hour and a half tour of the exhibits. Alasdair spent thirty years in the police rising to the rank of...More

1  Thank 02CRAIG49
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Easy to walk pass and miss this as it is "up a close" couple of floors up an office building. Faces onto Merchant City's Fruit Market restaurants and event space. Staffed by retired police volunteers who are a wealth of experience and information delivered in...More

Thank KrysIrvine
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This museum is only open on Tuesday and Sunday during November to 31 March but open seven days a week other times. It debunks the myth about the Peel Street Runners being the first police force. It happened to be here in Glasgow in 1779...More

Thank Rooboy2014
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I have been to this museum a couple of times now. It gives the history of the Police service in the Glasgow area as well as a lot of artefacts from the different eras. Well worth going to and it is staffed by retired officers...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This excellent little museum in the heart of the city has been superbly curated with interesting, informative displays whichever way you turn. The staff (retired officers ??) are attentive and informative with interesting anecdotes to enliven the displays.

Thank Silver70s
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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