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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 3287
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Hours:
Tue 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic...
Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic building has intricate woodwork and stained glass.
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although it is only open one day a week,this is a great place to take the kids . it is manned by retired police officers who have a good knowledge of the exhibits and museum

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

although it is only open one day a week,this is a great place to take the kids . it is manned by retired police officers who have a good knowledge of the exhibits and museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

An excellent way to pass a couple of hours. Exhibits are varied & interesting. And it is very enthusiastically staffed by former police officers.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a marvellous museum. Only small but what a fab collection. Limited opening times but do try to visit if you can it's well worth it. We spent over 2 hours there. The volunteers are very knowledable and spend loads of time explaining the exibits. Thank you to all of them in making our visit so wonderful. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A great museum which is very revealing about the way we used to live. You get a real flavour of what Victorian Manchester was like and there are very knowledgeable volunteers on hand to tell you about the exhibits and background. It's not a huge museum but it packs in a lot and has exhibits from the formation of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

What a brilliant place, went to see my mates police gear that he loaned them, looked in the cells, the policemen who volunteer make a great day out for the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I went to this museum after reading tripadvisor reviews and the museum did not let me down. As far as i know the museum is only open tuesdays with extra openings during school holidays. It is worth the effort to get to this Northern Quarter gem as the stories and knowledge of the volunteers make for an entertaining visit. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Although limited opening hours managed by volunteers to their credit and dedication this venue is an absolute must see! Collection of police cars/motorbikes from the past with stories to make your hair curl. Visit included a visit to the Victorian cells very creepy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Well worth a visit.The staff are helpful,cheerful and well informed.Spent best part of a couple of hours there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fantastic place, but easily missed with all the other big places to visit in Manchester but more than worth a visit. Loads of interesting things to see. Visited as a family and we all loved this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited on a holiday open day. Very close to town centre. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Well laid out and good displays with plenty of information. A visit needs to be planned as it is only usually open to the public on Tuesdays. The only criticism is that the toilets for ladies is not easy to find -... More 

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