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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
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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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U3A group visit

A private tour for 10 people. We were made welcome and given an interesting tour. The history of policing in Manchester from the 'peelers' to the present day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
dritherdon
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north west
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north west
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A private tour for 10 people. We were made welcome and given an interesting tour. The history of policing in Manchester from the 'peelers' to the present day.

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1 Thank dritherdon
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been here many times and each time enjoy a great day out, the staff are fantastic and the children really enjoy it.

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1 Thank Vicksters7
Leicester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Policing has evloved so much in even the past 40 years. The Greater Manchester Police Museum is a smashing day out. The Museum has modern galleries displaying historic uniform and equipment/vehicles etc from about post war era. The Crime Room is all about forensic science and I was facinated.

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1 Thank Paul B
Bradford, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the museum very interesting and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They have some of their people dressed in old police uniforms. Well worth a visit.

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2 Thank craig_hudson82
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn't have chosen to go here if not been on an organized group visit. Very interesting. Great guide who was ex police. Everyone enjoyed the visit.

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1 Thank Susan D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a number of children here and they were amazed from the moment they walked in ! Look of interesting thing bobbies dressed in all the old costumes, police cells ,police clothing to try on ,old motorbikes, the list is endless. Even the bobby showing you into you cell is friendly ! Great bunch of guys,lots to see and investing... More 

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1 Thank Trebor2707
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

close to my house, is very interesting the way how the staff show you the place. nothing of special but ones a time you need to go.

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1 Thank Marcuccistain
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I walked all the way from Piccadilly in the city centre to the museum. I was greeted by a man outside the museum in a wonderful reproduction of a early Victorian police uniform. I really liked the exhibits, the actual police station and the interior of a courthouse that was moved to inside the museum from miles away. I really... More 

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2 Thank Julian S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

My wife and I visited the Police Museum on Tuesday 22nd of December with our two grandchildren aged 3 and 7. It was an absolute delight. The museum is staffed by very knowledgeable ex police staff. As it was the end of December, we were met by Santa and a reindeer and also a policeman dressed in original police uniform.... More 

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3 Thank Bob H
Oldham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went with the kids and it was wonderful. The kids were fascinated by the weapons the police have recovered and thoroughly enjoyed the interaction in the court room. There are retired police there who are a font of knowledge and more than happy to spend time answering the most banal questions - children. Wonderful place.

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