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Glasgow Police Museum

30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
+44 141 552 1818
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Very informative

Loved this attraction. The staff on site were very knowledgeable about everything in the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
craig j
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Friendly guided tour

Packed with interesting historical information about Britain's first police force, the tour was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip I
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The Glasgow Police Museum illustrates the history of the Glasgow Police 1779 - 1975, through artifacts, stories and images. Its International Room has uniforms and insignia from EVERY country in the World.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this attraction. The staff on site were very knowledgeable about everything in the museum. Was very interesting to see the history of police

Thank craig j
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Packed with interesting historical information about Britain's first police force, the tour was brought to life by the knowledgeable and engaging guide. Worth a visit, given its close to George Square.

Thank Philip I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A planned Easter weekend to Glasgow and teenage son researched and found the Museum. It’s very easy to walk to from town centre and yes it’s free! We’d suggest you make a donation though. It’s not big but there’s so much information and history. The...More

Thank gem1968
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check the opening times in advance as it has restricted opening during the winter. Excellent insight to the history of policing. Quite small, guides exceptionally knowledgeable

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is well worth a visit. It's free but you can make a donation if you enjoy it. It is run by volunteers and funded mainly by these donations so bear this in mind before passing judgement as you would on a paid attraction....More

Thank Alex_Andraya
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The City of Glasgow Police Museum is a hidden away gem. It introduces the visitor into the world of Glasgow Police from the very start. Anyone interested in history, criminology or law will find it fascinating. If you’re a serving or retired officer from any...More

Thank Mitch59
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The City of Glasgow Police was the first Police Force in the UK despite what the Metropolitan police think, when the City of Glasgow Police were formed, Robert Peel was only 12 years old. Any serving or retired officer will find this place inspiring. It...More

Thank Allan M
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent little museum which chronicles the set up and development of the Police in Scotland. Lots of interesting display and pieces of history. The curators were excellent as well, ex policemen they were very knowledgeable and told great stories, if only all museum curators were...More

1  Thank 0-Norrie-0
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visited with my wife and Grandson,a great idea in giving the kids a written quiz,and having to hunt down the answers. The exhibition is free but donations are welcome

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

A toaty wee museum but well worth a visit. Full of genuine items, articles from the most notorious crimes to the ones you haven't heard about and a really intimate insight into the history of policing and crime/punishment in Glasgow/Scotland. A must see free museum,...More

1  Thank Laura H
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Response from jackgr | Reviewed this property |
I dont think what is on display would be of a lot of interest to young children. A lot of what is on display requires reading. It is a small exhibition and does not take very long to visit so I dont think thry would be there... More
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