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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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Museum tastic

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

People who were working were so kind to guide us and told us about the history. I fell like I was in the early of 1900 as well! I've really enjoyed and I'll come again to visit. All free!

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Durham England
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Staff were very helpful and full of information which they passed on voluntarily and enthusiastically . Only open on a Tuesday so we were very pleased we managed to visit it during our mini-break.

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Stockport, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours there with my grandchildren. There were plenty of interesting exhibits and the staff were enthusiastic and informative. It came as huge disappointment however to learn that two of Englands most notorious crimes committed by the Moors murderers and Dr Shipman did not warrant even a mention. Somebody not in touch with what the... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good fun and free. Get your fingerprint on a key ring for a donation. Knowledgable staff. Small but well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went with a friend and 3 boys ages 4-6. Greeted at the door by an officer who tested how well behaved the boys were and gave a great explanation of how to get the best out of the visit. The staff were excellent, the boys loved the exhibits, particularly dressing in uniform and being shut in the cells, we were... More 

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