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Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum

Address: High Street, Winchcombe GL54 5LJ, England
Phone Number: 01242 609151
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Winchcombe
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Washington DC
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a little time on our hands in Winchcombe, so we decided to to check out this little museum. It is only two rooms, on the first floor over a shop, but it was really interesting. The police part only took about 15 minutes to check out, but the part about WWI was jam packed with the stories of... More 

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South Ockendon, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Cannot say much about this place. A little disappointed. Think it was over priced for what I see. Reception was where you paid to get in with a few things dotted around to see. Then made our way into what use to be an old court room which was one large room crammed with stuff from old tools some bits... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The curator was a very interesting guy and we talked for some time about the service and the items on view. Worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a small upstairs museum with interesting police artefacts as well as local information. There is a small entry price and as it was empty when we went, we got to ask the volunteer questions and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. The collection was donated by a man who used to collect police memorabilia and so there are... More 

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Through the artefacts and the atmosphere created here, you can appreciate how attitudes to offenders has changed. Thought-provoking!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

This is a small local museum with a quirky mix of crime/police and local artefacts and documents. Housed in an old building near the Visitor Information office. Really interesting to read about the events from Winchcombe's history, interspersed with random police uniforms and other items in display cabinets. You could spend a lot if time here if you had time.... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

To be honest, I am astonished that this has not been mentioned before (it has been open 28 years). Winchcombe is a sight to see, but few know of this place's existence. This originally was started by a Mr Simms. This is well worth an hour of your time. The history and current uniforms of various police forces around the... More 

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