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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 863 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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Great Neck, New York, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This mini-museum is currently housed in temporary quarters as a result of Hurricane Sandy. It has a wonderful collection of police related artifacts, memorabilia and ephemera dating all the way back to when New York was Dutch. Handcuffs, weapons, uniforms, photographs, and countless other items are well displayed without all the bells and whistles that are the current fashion in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Although this is small, this is due to hurricane sandy 2 years ago, this is a quarter if that of the displays & info. This was still worth a visit & the shop was cheaper than the tourist shops & you knew it was genuine merchandise. This is a must see! On Wall Street and quite easy to find.

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North East England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went to this museum about 10 years ago when it was located in the original 1st New York City Police station, but due to flood damage is now in temporary premises on Wall Street. This means it is much smaller than before and with a limited display, but is still interesting, understanding how the NYPD has evolved over the years,... More

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London England
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155 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The museum is currently in a temporary home near the Trump tower because of the damaged caused to it's permanent residency by Hurricane Sandy. The current museum is small however very informative and also very moving as there are a lot of pieces and footage regarding the NYPD role in 9/11. Well worth a visit and free entry if the... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The last time we were in New York we visited the New York Fire Department Museum. This time we were determined to visit the Police Museum. It is currently located in temporary accommodation on Wall Street next door to a branch of Tiffany's and across the road from one of the Trump Organisation buildings. It was therefore relatively easy to... More

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Kissimmee, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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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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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