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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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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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Lovely family museum

Interesting and well presented museum with some incredible original features. As Manchester becomes more modern, it's so good to see some of its original 19th century history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Interesting and well presented museum with some incredible original features. As Manchester becomes more modern, it's so good to see some of its original 19th century history. Take time to read some of the local murder stories, which give a real flavour of the local clientele! I would recommend also seeing the People's Museum on the same day as some... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I took my son here today as a special bonding time as he returns back to school tomorrow. There are two floors and lots of different rooms with new things to discover and see. My son loved trying on the police uniforms and hearing about the different equipment used from the police station from past generations. It is a very... More 

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

visited museum today, very interesting and fun to go too especially to learn how policing was years ago in manchester

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

great trip over Easter with the kids (10 & 8) and we all really enjoyed it. Great volunteer staff, largely in Victorian police uniform. The sniffer dogs were there when we visited, again really interesting. Weapons room is a bit intimidating - kids were fascinated, especially by the walking stick gun. Cells and Court got their attention as well -... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

A lovely couple of hours exploring social history with my 12yo son. The exhibits are varied and quite exciting (street weapons, handcuffs etc, perfect!). Best of all the staff and volunteers that are on hand really help to bring it all to life. 12yo loved being able to ask questions and have a good chat. Having a mix of ex-... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a great day. Duncan and Kate and the volunteers were really informative and friendly. They've got some great stuff on show.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Advised by our daughter to visit this museum as it was fantastic and she was right. Greeted at the door by a guy dressed as a Victorian policeman. The information was given to us by three very knowledgeable friendly ex police men and there was plenty to see and hear about and we would advice anyone going to Manchester not... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

for anyone interested in horses working so closely with the police this is a great visit. Look around with help from very friendly assistants ready to explain anything. They do a great job. Watty

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This museum really has a lot to it! At the door I was greeted by a lovely volunteer in victorian police garb! He took me around to the rooms and offered great insight! This place isn't just for school groups it is everyone!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What a superb insight in to the history of policing. To some of the adapted weapons that have been seized, to how cramped the cell blocks were. Offenders get off lightly these days! The staff, all with experience in the job, have so much knowledge and tell their stories in a way that shows they enjoy what they do. I... More 

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