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Greater Manchester Police Museum

57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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A gem - well worth visiting

This museum was great! The staff are very knowledgeable and are on hand to tell you about anything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim H
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Wow, just like the " tardis" this police museum looks small from the outside, but once your through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was great! The staff are very knowledgeable and are on hand to tell you about anything you may want to know - they even had me trying on the police outfits (despite my protests!) The cells and courtroom around the back are interesting...More

Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, just like the " tardis" this police museum looks small from the outside, but once your through the door it opens up and opens up, to a excellent contribution to the history of Manchester police. Room after room filled with interesting factual exhibits, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tucked away in a side street this is an impressive museum, it was an old police station from the victorian era, real cells, charge office, court room which is a great piece of social history. Open Tuesdays to the public.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic little gem of a place, just north of Piccadilly gardens.The exhibitions are fantastic and the archive is great for research. The cells and old office are particularly interesting.

Thank HEATHER R
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t think of a police museum, but it is so interesting: a piece of history melting with the city history. Retired policemen and policewomen were so kind to us. 😃

Thank Streeme
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a very interesting museum for both children and adults. There is plenty to see of the historic ways of policing in yesterday. For the children, they can go and sit in the originals cells. There are usually plenty of people on hand to...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Went here in school hols with my mum and kids and we all really enjoyed it. So interesting, plus the police dog handler was there with his dog so that was an added bonus.

Thank Nicola T
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Fantastic place to visit for 1-2 hours which gives you an insight into policing through the years in and round Manchester, the volunteers are retired police officers who are only to willing to give you information about the museum and the history of the police...More

Thank QueenslandTommy
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We spent 4hrs listening to the stories and facts of the mostly retired police officer volunteers and viewing the fascinating police memorabilia. My, what an amazing visit!! Free entrance to the many viewing rooms, cells, charge office, station front desk plus uniforms from conception to...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were lucky that we were in Manchester on the Tuesday morning, as that's the only day this excellent little museum opens! It does not take too long to get round it - about an hour tops - but it is very interesting indeed. Lots...More

Thank Steve G
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Luke E
26 September 2017|
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Response from bikerdave2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.. when I went it was quite quiet and I seem to remember that they were showing people handcuffs and truncheons and stuff. I think the answer is yes provided you don't go in the height of the holidays when they may... More
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19 February 2016|
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Response from Arthur_Tash | Reviewed this property |
This has been copied from their website............ If you would like to book a private tour for between 5- 25 people we offer these on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours last between one and a half to two hours and... More
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