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Glasgow Police Museum

30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
+44 141 552 1818
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AMAZING!

I had already been before but didn't remember it at all because I went like 4 years ago. I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Leo T
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A Little Gem

Visited this little hidden gem today. An excellent, well presented and informative museum. Staff... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Aileen C
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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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“police force” (52 reviews)
“police uniforms” (34 reviews)
“ex police” (21 reviews)
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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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+44 141 552 1818
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I had already been before but didn't remember it at all because I went like 4 years ago. I enjoyed very much and I got a spy detective certificate for finishing a Lego manhunt and a quiz on the back which was an older quiz...More

Thank Leo T
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Visited this little hidden gem today. An excellent, well presented and informative museum. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank Aileen C
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit very interesting I loved the location too -the smell in the stair well took me back to my Glasgow school days

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

My friend and i visited recently and were very impressed with the story of how the police started in Glasgow until now. The uniform displays and medals etc were great to see. The two gentlemen were very knowledgeable and were pleased to help if needed....More

1  Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Only just recently heard of this museum, quite small but interesting exhibits about the formation and continuation of Scotland's police forces. The two gentlemen who run are very pleasant but tend not to leave you alone as you walk around, which can be quite distracting.

Thank happytraveller088
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

A truly amazing Museum... took some Canadian friends & we were all blown away with the History ... As a Glaswegian I was so proud to learn that the First Police Force was formed here in Glasgow well before Robert Peel, as taught in School.....More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Worth visiting to lovely men David and Alastar were on hand to guide and talk to us. Support this small but very interesting museum, and please spare a couple of pound to purchase some small items from Police memorabilia

Thank Anita A
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Was pleasantly surprised at this museum - we expected it just to be in a old room in the building, but it is bright and modern. Initially we went to learn a little about the history of the Police in the Glasgow area related to...More

Thank 821allisonl
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Fantastic collection of various police uniforms from across the globe! Plenty of artifacts on display including old batons, case files and various patches. Small little shop to purchase goods which are reasonably priced and the volunteers were extremely helpful with providing information about the force...More

Thank IslasDadAgain
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

What a fascinating little gem of a museum. Once inside you are met by the friendly staff who are very informative. The two gentlemen I met are ex police officers who have a passion for keeping the history of the police alive. If you are...More

Thank Mark G
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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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