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Greater Manchester Police Museum

57a Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 3287
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Ranked #5 of 126 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The opening hours are bizarre but if you make it in you'll find a fascinating walk into Manchester criminal past. The old lock up and court room are particularly interesting and great for photo opportunities. The place is mostly staffed by retired police men which is quite good fun, they are chatty and (the ones I met were) incredibly foul... More

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Essex
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

So good, loved it, wonderful to see all the staff dressed in police uniforms of yesteryear.... a fantastic free museum, go if you are in Manchester on a Tuesday its well worth it!!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This museum is a former police station and you can see original Victorian cells with wooden beds and pillows! There's also a replica of an old fashioned court. Kids will enjoy dressing up in the police helmets, jackets, etc

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great trip, very insightful tour and extremely accommodating members of staff. Very easy to contact and book trips. Great location, easily accessible from all public transport links and free to get in!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The old cells were interesting and insightful enjoyed looking at all the old exhibits daughter loved dressing up as a police officer

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Stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is an real life police station from way back where you can see the cells and a court you can take part in, excellent to see what police life was like back in the day, it is only open on certain days and is run by retired police officers and volunteers

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The museum is just a short walk from the main bus, metro-link and rail transport links to Piccadilly in the city centre. It was a former working police station with its own custody office, cells and mortuary. Latterly, a former courtroom has been installed to add to the attraction and the available role-play scenarios the museum has to offer. Visitors... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great morning with three 14 yr olds who found it really interesting - along with me! Halloween fun in the cells and all volunteers really knowledgable and helpful - well done to all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited today 30.10.14 with my son, sister, and nephew. I have never been made more welcome at a museum. The staff dressed up for Halloween and made the adults as well as the children, have a fabulous time. My 8 year old found the lady in the cell terrifying but my 2 year old nephew found her hilarious! Thank you.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You have to go here it's the best kept secret in Manchester. Want to visit your past in real life then get down here. Inside an old Manchester Police Station that used to be working the museum holds loads of old police equipment to play with and guys who tell old stories. Kids will love it they get to play... More

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