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New York City Police Museum

100 Old Slip, temporarily closed, New York City, NY 10005 (Financial District)
212-480-3100
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Ranked #253 of 859 attractions in New York City
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Owner description: The New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York City Police Department, the world’s largest and most famous... more » Owner description: The New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York City Police Department, the world’s largest and most famous police force. « less
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Kissimmee, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I disagree on this, but I LOVED it here. It is small, but a great place to learn some of the NYPD history and see great photos and artifacts. The gift shop is one of the most inexpensive I found in New York, and had genuinely GREAT merchandise! The gift shop staff could have been friendlier--but you... More

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Belfast
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We noticed this while walking round Wall Street and decided to call in. Suggested donation is $5. The main museum was damaged during Hurricane Sandy so this is a temporary location, with only a few exhibits. What is there is interesting. one wall takes you through some of the history of the NYPD. In the centre of the room there... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

small place with limited exhibition. came here with 5 families and asked to buy tickets without giving notice in fact $5 is a suggested admission amount. when asked and made donations, the staffs seem unhappy about the amount with cold/dead look all the time. we were the only customers there but no introducing any exhibit and the only time the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The museum is very nice and shows the items from the early days of the NYPD till nowadays. It is a small museum yet has all the necessary historic details of every important era. The ones I liked the most are from the 70's about Serpico and of course 9/11. The staff is very helping and explaining when we asked... More

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

They suggest a $5.00 donation.They have no public restrooms, and they allowed me to use theirs. It had some nice history in it. Enjoyed seeing some of the artifacts of 9/11. They do have one video but no chairs to sit in.

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London
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141 reviews 141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

It's a small museum - more like an exhibition - but we'll worth popping in. The suggested donation for entry is just $5 but I suspect most people give more generously than that. Seeing one of the guns used in the St Valentines Day Massacre was greatest. An hour well spent.

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Mount Isa, Australia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Good expierence, museum has relocated to tempoary premises on Wall Street, which is smaller. Old Building was better with relics from World Trade Centre attacks..Well worth a visit. Make sure you read all the plaques about NYPD histroy, very interesting. Museum is free, however a donation is made for various charities $2-$5..Recommend if in the Wall Street area. Try and... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We spent about an hour in the museum, it is in a temporary place at the moment as the original building suffered severe storm damage from hurricane sandy. There is no set price to enter the museum they just ask for a donation most people gave $5 which seemed enough. There is a lot of history to see from the... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We spent about an hour and a half reading about the history of the NYPD. It was fascinating. We had our 11 year old daughter with us and she also loved the experience.

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colchester
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20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This museum is in a temporary location due to the storm damage from hurricane sandy, a lot to see in such a small area, very lovely tribute to the 9/11 policemen.

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