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Old Police Cells Museum

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Address: Bartholomew Square | Town Hall, Brighton BN1 1JS, England
Phone Number:
+44 1273 291052
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Sat 10:30 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A brief visit

I visited the old police cells briefly as I was a guest at a wedding there. They were fun to go to. You could see old police uiforms including the white helmets formerly worn by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the old police cells briefly as I was a guest at a wedding there. They were fun to go to. You could see old police uiforms including the white helmets formerly worn by Brighton Police.

Thank wrichard2013
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting selection of old police equipment used in Brighton.truncheons , various types and eras , also helmets . There is a cell and a few books and other pieces of police equipment .

Thank JamesStonhold
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phil gave our group a very entertaining guided talk. Full of amusement, history and interaction. A very worthwhile visit of an hour and we could have spent longer. Lots to see.

Thank Blambarb
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It pains me to give anything such a negative review on TripAdvisor, especially as I didn’t even get to experience this attraction in all its glory, but I feel compelled to write this after feeling very let down by the tour organisers. I made an over-the-phone booking for this tour about six weeks in advance, as part of a weekend-long... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Worth a visit but not for the faint hearted, couldnt wait to get back home! very good value for money though and educational. Learning about the families of famous murderers in the 60s and 70s and where they live sends a shiver down your spine and its worrying to know if anywhere is safe in England now without the threat... More 

Thank annette h
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This place is great! As the tours are free, wasn't expecting such an informative and fun tour packed with stories and props and costumes. Our tour guide Phil was fantastic -- super knowledgable, friendly, and clearly loving his job. This place is certainly a must, especially for locals!

Thank haruko c
Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Came on a tour here. Some very interesting stories of murder and other crimes. Such a great time here.

Thank jimbob93983
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391 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

You need to pre-book as the tour is limited numbers and only available certain dates. The person who carries out the tour is a retired police officer and very knowledge and keen to let you know a lot of information. A fascinating insight into the Police of old and some great memorabilia, a truly unique place to visit, lasts about... More 

Thank TeamWard
Corfu, Greece
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I'm always fascinated by things a bit different and by social history, so was delighted to be able to join the tour around the old police station in Brighton Town Hall. The tour was led by a retired police officer volunteer, who regaled us with little anecdotes about the cells and his own police career. Tour took around an hour... More 

Thank Belinda Jane B
London, UK
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have just been to this museum and found it very informative and enjoyable. Our guide was very polite and answered all questions. There were approx 12 of us in the group of mixed ages. We were told about the history of the town hall and then shown down to the cells. In each cell is a collection of memorabilia... More 

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