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Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum

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had no idea this was here, I was amazed at the things it holds, some really eye opening things... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2017
Mr T
via mobile
Excellent Volunteer-Run Museum

As others have said, this is a small museum - with exhibits in one large and one small room... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Jessica K
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

had no idea this was here, I was amazed at the things it holds, some really eye opening things, well worth a visit

Thank Mr T
Reviewed October 7, 2017

As others have said, this is a small museum - with exhibits in one large and one small room, upstairs in the Victorian town hall. It is, however, a fascinating place, which proudly tells the story of Winchcombe's history by presenting objects made by the...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Although it's small it has the knack of displaying its exhibits in a fashion that allows them to pack the place without appearing to do so. One tip, it's cash only

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed September 5, 2017

I love this museum and have visited twice. There is a fairly interesting collection of old police uniforms and truncheons etc. from around the world, but what is really special is the window into rural life in the 18th/19th centuries that the collection of local...More

Thank 7thEarlofSidcup
Reviewed October 8, 2016

visited this today whilst waiting for the bus back to Cheltenham and it is run by volunteers and costs £2 for adults and is up a flight of stairs. It was good to see all the artefacts of local life and all the police uniforms...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Surprisingly interesting museum in the heart of the village. Just a nice size to spend half and hour or so browsing and learning about village life in the 19th century.

Thank UKcritic
Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a small museum in a lovely town: it houses many interesting and unusual country tools and historical artefacts as well as cabinets with displays of Police uniforms from many countries as well as tools of the trade. It's not overloaded and the items...More

Thank Pinkpatty
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This quaint little museum is above the tourist information centre. You'll only need less than an hour to see police history collected from around parts of the world.

Thank Emil P
Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is a small but interesting museum - most if it concerned with Police - with some really interesting exhibits. My friend and I spent some time looking at the history of the law in the local area - it was really amusing the things...More

Thank karen p
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum documenting the history of Winchcombe and policing, not just in the village, but the world. Lots of info, some in folders, well worth a flick through. Especially the one about crimes heard in the court room in the 1800s. At £2 a pop...More

Thank Samuel T
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