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“Entertaining, educational and historical” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Greater Manchester Police Museum

Greater Manchester Police Museum
57a Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 3287
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Ranked #3 of 80 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic building has intricate woodwork and stained glass.
denton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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“Entertaining, educational and historical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Loved all the artifacts, old police station desk, cells, squad cars and history. Highlight was the old court room taken from Denton nick, and the sinister array of weapons used in the Strangeways riots.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Evenin' all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Fascinating collection with very helpful & informative staff. Well worth visit even if location not as well signed as it might be.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Hidden away on Newton Street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

A fascinating museum housing old police cars from the 60s onwards, a replica CID office from the 50s with memorabilia and information on famous and infamous local criminals. There is also a victorian lock-up to explore, a replica court plus exhibits of uniforms of overseas police forces. There is also a little gift shop . Open to the public on Tuesdays and available for private functions.

Visited February 2012
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palo alto, u.s.a.
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“Worth Getting Arrested For!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Really very unusual, if not unique, Extremely friendly and informative ex-police guides can answer any conceivable question and provide you with information you'd never think to ask. Weapons rooms, jail block, magistrate's court , uniform room, motorcycle and horse displays plus lots more make this a fascinating tour. Highly recommended!
No need to post bail, it's free!

Visited January 2013
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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“Greater Manchester Police Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We found the museum very interesting and the staff were very polite, friendly, professional and knowledgable. First Class attraction.

Visited January 2013
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