We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New York City Police Museum - CLOSED

100 Old Slip, New York City, NY 10005 (Financial District)
212-480-3100
Website
Improve this listing
86%
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York City Police...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, 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 police force.

Hotels near New York City Police Museum

102 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    38
    49
    11
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New York Suburbs
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Still suffering the effects of Super Storm Sandy. There is a temporary site at 45 Wall Street. Stop by and don't miss the Museum Store.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
50 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Really interesting little museum. 3 floors of information, artefacts and photos of NYC police history. As you would expect, there is an area focussing on 9/11, which includes items worn by officers that lost their lives, which may be upsetting to some visitors. I visited with my mum, brother (who is a police officer in the UK) and younger sister... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

As at 22nd October 2013, this is closed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy (lots of scaffolding around the building)

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
17 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Really interesting place to go to for a couple of hours and see how somethings used to be. Included here is an old original police cell that was used, weapons taken off some criminals when arrested, pictures of crooks and officers from many years ago, and police badges of policemen killed in the line of duty , from the 20's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NY
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Folks be aware, there is some rumors and talk of a $25 fee to be imposed to visit this museum. However, things are being done to try to ward off this exorbitant fee. Stay tunes

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I am posting this review to let people know on trip advisor that this place is CURRENTLY CLOSED due to damage done by hurricane Sandy. so disregard the rating as I could not write this without posting a rating. Sorry to have missed this museum. Would of loved to see it. We are sure it would of been very interesting.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
croydon
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

My dad is a police officer in London so this was on our to do list in new York. It is small but very interesting and I really loved that they had a section remembering the police officers lost in 9/11. the memorabilia is also not expensive and there are fun photo spots a long the way. I found it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We visited the New York City Police Museum on the same day that we visited Ground Zero and the 9/11 Museum. I really enjoyed visiting this Museum, it took just over an hour to visit all the exhibits. It's great for kids and equally great for adults. I would recommend visiting here. I found the 9/11 display touching, there are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
nyc
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The police department did a good job with this little gem of a museum. Lots of history - I found the history of female wardens and police interesting. Fun to combine with Fraunces Tavern and National Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The new york City police Museum in lower manhattan is a small but interesting museum. Its the type of museum you can bundle into a day of seeing other small museums. When you walk in you are greeted by a friendly man at the desk. You can either proceed upstairs to the collection or visit the kids play room first... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed New York City Police Museum also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from New York City Police Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?