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Greater Manchester Police Museum

57a Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 3287
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Ranked #4 of 121 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic building has intricate woodwork and stained glass.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

a great day out for children in school holidays. its good for all ages and there are craft activities for the children to make things. also a little shop selling stationary etc. the children loved looking at the prisoners in the cells the most.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a fab time at the museum. We downloaded the app using the free Wi-Fi and, as well as being informative, there is also the facility of taking photos through it which give your shorts a great fun finish. From the image gallery of old police cars, to the motorcycles, to the Inspectors office and the reproduction of an... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place was much bigger than I was expecting, staff were really helpfull and the Museum was full of interesting facts, objects and vehicles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very interesting hour or so, checking out the chequered history of Manchester's 'ne'er-do-wells'! Very informative exhibits. Even cells and a court room. Highly recommended. My wife and I have been promising to go to the museum for ages, glad we finally went. You must check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting, the tour guide was really informative and told us lots of fun facts, you could see all the different parts of what a police station was like years ago and see how policing has been modernised. It is a fun activity to spend an hour or so exploring.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

What a great couple of hours spent here. The curator makes everything interesting and entertaining. You are able to actually handle quite a lot of the equipment. Get to see a Court room and sit at the dock or be the judge!!

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Team Rise project is a group of people with learning disabilities and we visited the Police Museum as part of our Social Club, what a fantastic place. The Museum is so interesting and would be an ideal place to visit regardless of age, the tour guide Ron, is exceptional and makes the visit fun and informative whilst making the history... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great insight into policing in years gone by, well worth a visit with the kids. Knowledgeable, welcoming staff

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Please check opening times, it's only open on a Tuesday and occasional Thursday. The volunteers are enthusiastic and animated regarding the history of the station and the police. Lots of hands on (including smelling the soap!) exhibits. It's a good way to spend a few free hours in the city Centre. I parked in dale st car park -£5 for... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The police museum is full of wonderful facts about the police force since the 19th century and had some brilliant exhibits. All the volunteers are extremely helpful and knowledgeable and it is well worth a visit for anyone of any age. Can't wait to have another visit!!

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