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Thames Valley Police Museum

| White House, Thames Valley Police's training centre, Sulhamstead RG7 4DU, England
+44 1865 846578
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Berkshire Vision Outing

We took a group of visually impaired adults to the museum. Whilst it is tiny, and chairs are still... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
jennersd
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Brilliant day out

We went to the open day. Everyone had a brilliant time. The organisers put a lot of thought and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
daddyjin45
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Thames Valley Police has a small museum at the White House, Sulhamstead (near Reading, Berkshire), formerly headquarters of the Berkshire Constabulary and now Thames Valley Police's training centre. The museum includes displays on the history of Thames Valley Police and the five police forces that merged to form it: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxford City, Oxfordshire and Reading Borough. The museum's collections include items from the Great Train Robbery of 1963, uniforms, equipment, medals, photographs, scenes of crime evidence, and occurrence and charge books.
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| White House, Thames Valley Police's training centre, Sulhamstead RG7 4DU, England
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We took a group of visually impaired adults to the museum. Whilst it is tiny, and chairs are still in the pipeline, PC Colin's knowledge and enthusiasm more than made up for it. The exhibits are very interesting, and a bit gruesome in places, and...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went to the open day. Everyone had a brilliant time. The organisers put a lot of thought and effort into this day. I highly recommend this a fun day out for all the family and very intuiative for the children.

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Karen P, Manager at Thames Valley Police Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you next year.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Would recommend this to anyone with a group. P.C. Boyes brought everything to life for the Brownies. They were all very interested and enjoyed every minute. The adults enjoyed it just as much as the Brownies. Will definitely visit again.

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Karen P, Manager at Thames Valley Police Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Jenny Thank you for your kind review and please visit us again. Don’t forget our force Open Day is on 5 August at Sulhamstead and there will be lots more to see in the museum. Kind regards Karen

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our Brownie pack enjoyed an evening full of fun and challenge courtesy of PC Colin at this museum. The girls all had a great time and learned a lot. The video and acting out brought police procedure to life in a safe way for our...More

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Karen P, Manager at Thames Valley Police Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review, we are very pleased you enjoyed the evening and please visit us again. Don’t forget our force Open Day is on 5 August at Sulhamstead and there will be lots more to see in the museum. Kind regards Karen

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We took our Scout Troop to TVP Museum, frankly unsure how well it would work for 11-14 year olds. We needn't have worried. Huge thanks to P.C. Boyes who was an excellent guide; informative, engaging and great with the Scouts - a great blend of...More

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Karen P, Manager at Thames Valley Police Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear David Thank you for your kind review, we're glad your group enjoyed the visit and learned a lot about the police and it's history. The force Open Day is on 5 August at Sulhamstead and there will be lots more to see in the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

A very well run trip, PC Colin was excellent with the children and brought the stories and explanations of police work to life. The children really enjoyed the dressing up and crime scene re-enactments, and the adults enjoyed some of the interesting exhibits.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We went in an evening with 25 cubs and it was brilliant. The cubs were really listening to P.C Boyes who was very good with them. Would definitely recommend going.

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

The museum itself is small and not worth a visit just on its own. But the Open Day is both family faun and some very instructive.

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had a fantastic time here at the open day, plenty to watch and see. From police helicopter to police cars and bikes. Lots of different stalls to see, The displays in the arena where excellent to watch. Was even able to go to the...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

A really interesting old museum in a lovely old building! Lots of interesting pieces of history to look at and good value for money!

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christine e
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Hi Christine, the museum costs for a visit are as follows: Adults £3 per person Senior citizens £2.50 per person Children under 12 , School groups, youth organisations and charity organisations - No charge Each Wednesday we... More
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Ashley R
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Hi Ashley, The museum is open from 10am - 12pm on our Non- Appointment Wednesdays, which is free of charge, to check the NAW is still going ahead, please call beforehand, you will find details on the Thames Valley Police... More
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