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Glasgow Police Museum

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Neighbourhood: Merchant City
As featured in Museum Guide for Glasgow
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Address: 30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 552 1818
Today
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Interesting & free...

An interesting free venue for young & old, staffed by volunteers of Ex Glasgow Police Force, a must see as contains early uniforms and memorabilia of early policing from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Marie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting free venue for young & old, staffed by volunteers of Ex Glasgow Police Force, a must see as contains early uniforms and memorabilia of early policing from throughout the world. It is nice if you visit and leave a donation as helps preserve the upkeep of this small but interesting museum.

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Thank Marie H
Ryton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went when the place was closed over christmas and by off chance Alistair Dinsmor one of the lynch pins of this fine museum was in. Rather than turn us away he very kindly allowed us to have a good look around. He also came and gave us some of the behind stories of some exhibits which was great. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place by chance, and decided to have a wee keek. Run by ex police personel, it is full of interesting little stories about how the Glasgow force first came about. Was in there about an hour and have been back with friends several times, though that was more to show them around rather than aneed to go back... More 

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Thank Linda S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really tiny museum, but well worth a visit if you have any interest in the police force. There is only two rooms, but there is so much information packed into the display cases, including police uniforms and badges from all over the world. We had a private tour from Alistair who started the museum from scratch. He... More 

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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This site is set away in an old building and can be a bit difficult to find, access is via intercom. The museum is run and staffed mainly by retired officers from Scotland force. So when you ask a question there is a wealth of knowledge and often a funny story, I really think these chaps make the place so... More 

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Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

If like me you have an interest in how the scottish police force has evolved and how they have improved on how the criminal over the years has always been one step behind and you will leave with more respect of the police than you did before you went in This venue is an up to date centre full of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly please pay attention to the winter opening hours as we didn't and had to go back the next day! As civilians in the police back home we were very interested to see this museum. Lots of local history and also information about worldwide forces. Very interesting and well presented

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Thank gingernut268
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you have a spare hour in Glasgow pop in past here. Lots of information and memorabilia. Wee quiz to keep the kids interested with a certificate at the end if they get them all correct. I would say this is predominantly for adults and older kids as there is a lot of reading.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Really nice place to visit I would recommend this museum to everyone we took our chilren with us and they found it very interesting as well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I took my 10yr old son to this museum. I loved it (possibly as I also work in criminal justice) and would have spent much longer reading all the info if I had been on my own. There was a lot of reading which I summarised for my son as he was only really interested in the detail of the... More 

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