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Greater Manchester Police Museum

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Hidden gem.

Must visit here if you are interested in the history of the police. Absolutely thrilling tour... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Emma G
Manchester, United Kingdom
Police museum Manchester

Really good museum. Very interesting and helpful staff, mostly retired police officers. We stayed... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Glossop, 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 9 December 2018

Must visit here if you are interested in the history of the police. Absolutely thrilling tour around here and loved every minute. Something for all ages and very knowledgeable tour guides. Very helpful. Very interactive and hands on. Great for people who have SPLD.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Emma G
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Really good museum. Very interesting and helpful staff, mostly retired police officers. We stayed for a hour, but you could probably spend a little more time than we did. I would highly recommend this museum. Only open on Tuesdays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Korvettenkap
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Wow. Brilliant little museum. Shows the development of the Police in Greater Manchester. Forensic room, prison cells, uniforms and a court. Not only that the volunteers are exceptional with a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommended for all ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

I loved this little museum staffed by x Manchester police. Some in uniform. Happy to help with information. Very interesting exhibits. Clean toilets. Nice little shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VanessaRoad
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We had a friendly tour guide and the general atmosphere was amazing. The police gadgets on show all tell a story and the hidden dummy in the cell gave me a fright. Brilliant day! Even stopped at the gift shop to buy some goodies.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leesa07
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We visited on 30th of October 2018 and we had an absolutely amazing time and to be able to see genuine items and meeting volunteers from the police force was an honour. So much information to see and read and how much things have changed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 236anjh
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

My Daughter and I visited today and I can say that as an ex Special Constable I found the museum very interesting as did my Daughter. Staff are very welcoming and informative. Was good to be able to try on the old uniforms and they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

My Daughter and I visited here whilst in Manchester for an event the previous evening. Lots to see and staff very informative. As an ex Special Constable I found it very interesting. Was great to be able to dress up in the old uniforms. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Culture21018127643
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We had been talking about visiting for quite some time, and finally we did manage to have a Tuesday available for a trip to Manchester. It is not the biggest of places, but then I doubt many Victorian, Inner City police stations were all that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Majbritt A
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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