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Greater Manchester Police Museum

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Address: 57a Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
Phone Number: +44 161 856 3287
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Hours:
Tue 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic...

Explore what policing was like in Victorian days. The restored historic building has intricate woodwork and stained glass.

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Great little gem of a museum

We have been meaning to go to this museum for ages and finally made it. Fascinating exhibits and really knowledgeable and committed staff. There was a special feature staffed by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been meaning to go to this museum for ages and finally made it. Fascinating exhibits and really knowledgeable and committed staff. There was a special feature staffed by the serving Police underwater search team, which was very impressive. We saw uniforms, weapons, vehicles and the court room. We were able to visit the cells and the rest of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here it was really interesting to see the police in years gone by lots to see and learn and we even dressed up in all the police uniforms and we even let the kids have a turn after the adults ha ha a great free 2hrs staff really knowledgeable and helpful.

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Thank Frances G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really Interesting to learn about the old ways of Policing. Different vehicles used, methods, uniforms, weapons of offenders. There's even old desk setups of previous detectives. Very interesting indeed

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Thank Jack N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a well worthy attraction. I visited today with my wife and two daughters 10 and 8. They all loved it. Interesting and informative. It's a massive shame there is no old police cars out in the yard it would make a massive difference. The Desk Sergeant (A retired Detective) was very good today 21-07-2016.

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Thank Peter C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a 2.5 hour visit as the exhibits were well presented, the information boards very enlightening and the staff very approachable and enthusiastic to pass on information. Pity the AV screens weren't running as they should. The museum/station and courtroom give a good feel of how they must have operated in the past. Well done.

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Thank notreallyfussy
Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visits lots of interesting exhibits, very helpful and friendly retired police staff who are more than happy to discuss the displays, rolling video displays really good, will definitely go again, only open on Tuesdays.

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Thank Classics5260
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers (many of them former police officers), offering displays of old truncheons, uniforms, police vehicles, cells and a courtroom. Great for all the family and groups of students.

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Thank bythesea550
Manchester UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was dubious as how the two grandchildren would take to the museum but they loved it, being on trial in the reconstructed court, locked up in cells and dressing up in police outfits all added to a very informative day out for them and it's free! Located very near the city centre, it's easy to get to by bus... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The Museum is open on Tuesdays .It shows a Police Station from the early 1830s to date. It is staffed by volunteers who are retired Police Officers.Their knowledge is extensive. They bring the past to life. There is a warm welcome here. No charge.The Cells are a highlight. Accessible Toilet.Lift to first floor. Very helpful Staff.

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Oldham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

A lovely little museum with cells and a court room that u can visit it is a good place to visit for a couple of hours out

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