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Greater Manchester Police Museum

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Best museum ever!

One of the best museum I have ever visited! Small but beautiful and full of history and interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Great Museum!

This museum is open for free entry on a Tuesday. It is on the site of a previous police station... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Come and explore our 1879 Police Station! Inside we have Uniform, Crime and Transport displays as well as the station itself in which you can see the original Charge Office, Cells and an 1895 Magistrates Courtroom from Denton. Our volunteers, many...more
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57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best museum I have ever visited! Small but beautiful and full of history and interesting facts. The best thing is the staff, retired Police Officers that really show their passion and knowledge about the history and their own experience on the field!...More

Thank ferrojuggler
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is open for free entry on a Tuesday. It is on the site of a previous police station. Along with many exhibits, you can also visit the old cells and the magistrates court upstairs, which has been moved from a previous location and...More

Thank TheLogLady
Reviewed 6 days ago

Only small but great place to visit for all ages. Items on display from several years ago plus up to date making it really interesting plus the court section

Thank Jacqui A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place highlighting the development of the police force. The friendly and knowledgeable staff, who themselves have all worked for the police, are very interesting to talk to, as they provide a fascinating insight into their jobs and the selfless acts...More

Thank TheNeshMeister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this museum. Really interesting, friendly, informative staff and the displays are fantastic. You can dress up in various police jackets and helmets from over the years and go into the holding cells. It’s only open on a Tuesday but if you can...More

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real pity this place has such limited opening hours as it's a great place to visit. You get to see the real cells and find out about true crimes and punishment dished out in the past.Learn about policing in bygone times. well worth a...More

Thank michelefailswoth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested or intrigued by police history, this hidden gem is for you. The policemen and policewomen present in the museum are very kind and are not hesitating to answer all questions and share of their own stories to illustrate better. In addition,...More

Thank LilsJenRoses
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to visit Manchester only for a couple of days, was very happy when I discovered the museum was open while I was there. There was a policeman standing outside, inviting passers by, so it was visible from a distance. The museum does not seem...More

Thank BeeMe9
Reviewed 11 September 2018

this is a small museum only open on certain days(please check website) it is right in the centre of manchester only 4 mins walk from piccadilly bus tram and train stations, there is NO admittiance charge and the staff all dress in police uniforms they...More

Thank john o
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A small but superb museum made even better with the ex policemen that bring the exhibits to life. Worth the visit. 5 out of 5.

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Luke E
26 September 2017|
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Response from bikerdave2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.. when I went it was quite quiet and I seem to remember that they were showing people handcuffs and truncheons and stuff. I think the answer is yes provided you don't go in the height of the holidays when they may... More
18 February 2016|
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Response from Arthur_Tash | Reviewed this property |
This has been copied from their website............ If you would like to book a private tour for between 5- 25 people we offer these on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours last between one and a half to two hours and... More