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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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Hidden bit of history in the city centre

This is one of the earliest police stations in manchester and it is a fantastic bit of history in the City, a great selection of police memorabilia, and loads for the kids, like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the earliest police stations in manchester and it is a fantastic bit of history in the City, a great selection of police memorabilia, and loads for the kids, like dressing up in police clothes and exploring the old Victorian cells and court room. Staff are fantastic, and give great detailed explanations of the history of policing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A little gem took 2 11 yr old boys who were fascinated with all aspects of the museum from displays to dressing up !! The volunteers were fantastic took time to speak to every member of the public , the cells, court and custody room was equally informative and restored to give an insight to previous times . We spent... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stumbled across this - only open on Tuesdays which is a bit random but if you've got a spare Tuesday bring yourself down. Nice friendly staff greet you dressed in old style uniforms and give you a good idea of where to head etc - the museum is a good mix of pictures, texts and artefacts. During my visit it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My friends and I went to visit the Greater Manchester Police Museum and we had a great time. We went on Tuesday which is the only time the museum is open to the public during the week, although I understand private tours can be arranged. Entrance was free and we were told that the police dog unit was in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visited yesterday with my 8 year old son. We were greeted at the door by some real police officers wearing outfits from the past. They were very friendly and checked if we'd been before and were able to find our way around. It was very busy and there was a great atmosphere. Lots of information and things to try... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely attraction, everyone was very friendly and we were warned that it was busy upon arrival. I would recommend taking walking children only here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went here with two young children (5yrs and 20 months). It was very busy for a small museum. There were lots of interesting displays for the kids to look at. As a serving police officer I also found it quite interesting to see how things were done years ago. The staff were very helpful, informative and polite. We were lucky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Greater Manchester Police Museum is definitely worth a visit. It has an interesting collection and very friendly staff. The written info near items is detailed, so you learn a lot even if you prefer looking at items alone in your own pace. I will visit again if I get the chance to do so, but next time I'll bug the... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We liked the enthusiasm of the staff. They were eager to interact with visitors and were very knowledgeable.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Sadly, this museum only opens for a few hours on a Tuesday. So after a long time of waiting for an available Tuesday, I finally managed to visit. It has some very interesting displays, including seized weapons which were great to see up close - can't imagine being an officer confronted with the weapons that they are. It's fairly small,... More 

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Additional Information about Greater Manchester Police Museum

Address: 57a Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
Phone Number: +44 161 856 3287
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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