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Greater Manchester Police Museum

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Address: 57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 856 4500
Monday
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Hours:
Tue 10:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Come and explore our 1879 Police Station! Inside we have Uniform, Crime and...

Come and explore our 1879 Police Station! Inside we have Uniform, Crime and Transport displays as well as the station itself in which you can see the original Charge Office, Cells and an 1895 Magistrates Courtroom from Denton.

Our volunteers, many of whom are retired officers will be on hand to chat to and answer any of your questions about life on the beat.

The museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, but tours by appointment can be made on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Free entry!

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Great place to visit. Lots of history here.

Top place, full of police history. Opens on a Tuesday. Very good to see how a police station used to operate, complete with original prison cells and police bikes and cars... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lun L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Top place, full of police history. Opens on a Tuesday. Very good to see how a police station used to operate, complete with original prison cells and police bikes and cars. Enjoyed it.

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Thank Lun L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is really like taking a walk into history! Excellent little gem! You can see the old cells, historical police items, there's even an old replica police telephone box AND a mini replica court room! Can't beat free wifi either! 5/5! Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank iexist
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit for people of all ages. Not open all the time so check the website before travelling to see it

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is easy to find and open one day a week. Separated in to a crime section, uniform section (including uniform to try on and take photos), a small courtroom and the cells this is a charming museum with lots of interesting exhibits to spend an hour or two exploring. If you simply judged the museum on the basis... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A cracking museum which we stumbled across by accident. Really engaging and nice to have it staffed by retired police. My only criticism is that it feels very 'pro'-police which is not surprising but when events such as the miner's strike and the strangeways riot are documented there is no attempt at viewing history from 'the other side'. That said... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Never thought that this place would be great and I was quietly supposed really good exhibits. The cells are great And lovely time to spend 2 hours

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had some really good and informative exhibits.There was also several members of staff on hand to answer questions. Pity that it has such limited opening times as became very crowded. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Just visited this museum today, with my 12 year old grandson, run by retired policemen, who are very knowledgeable. Displays of uniforms, truncheons, handcuffs throughout the ages, also motorbikes. With it being in a old police station, the cells are still there, with the volunteers telling you about past convicts especially the young children who were arrested. The court room... More 

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Katie B, Museum Officer at Greater Manchester Police Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My 2 children were quite young when we visited, but both thoroughly enjoyed this visit the highlight the day we visited was the dogs, but they also enjoyed the court and gaol.

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Katie B, Museum Officer at Greater Manchester Police Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Interesting, interactive, Greater Manchester Police museum. Great Staff and superb city centre location and attraction. Well worth a visit.

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thank you very much! More 

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