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Greater Manchester Police Museum

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Great little find.

This museum is an experience for everyone staff friendly and lots of things to see and interact... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Educational half term!

We’ve visited here today and have had a great time! The staff were all so pleasant, professional... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Come and visit our 1879 Police Station, complete with original cells & charge office! Upstairs we have a 1895 Magistrates Court as well displays of equipment, vehicles and evidence and on the ground floor. We are open every Tuesday for drop in...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is an experience for everyone staff friendly and lots of things to see and interact. Lots of interesting things to look at and kids loved it. There is a shop to buy postcards hats and various other items reasonably priced. Entrance to museum...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’ve visited here today and have had a great time! The staff were all so pleasant, professional and informative and really made it fun for the kids (and the adults). From the minute we walked through the door the staff were brilliant and had a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a little gem of a place! Free entrance, but make sure you have some cash on hand for a donation.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jedichutzpah
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great Day. Great for children. interesting throughout with great fun for the little ones with police cars and bikes in the car park with flashing lights and sirens.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mancs_Johnny
Reviewed 1 week ago

What we have is an excellent little museum that has numerous displays of uniform, hats, motorbikes etc. There are also the old Victorian cells and booking desk to "admire" , which incredibly were used up until the 1970s, as well as the magistrates court room...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Riviman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky to walk past this on the one day per week it is open - Tuesdays from 10:30am. Really enjoyed my visit. Lots of excellent volunteer staff all of whom had been in the force and some in uniform. Very helpful and willing to talk...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 407mickh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is interesting but not very big. The cells are very impressive plus the history on villains that sent time there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shackleton10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit and enjoy. Lots to see and all very informative. See the old police cars and uniforms, visit the old cells. Only drawback is the limited openning times.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank s1151
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a nose around as it’s free and I wasn’t disappointed from some of the exhibits to the cells and the demonstration from one of the guards was interesting. Would visit again

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank theirishtourist
Reviewed August 31, 2019

I visited with my 8 year old daughter whilst on an overnight trip to Manchester and found this on TripAdvisor. I would totally agree with the positive reviews. The museum was really interesting and something a bit different. All the staff, volunteers I think, were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Luke E
September 25, 2017|
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Response from bikerdave2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.. when I went it was quite quiet and I seem to remember that they were showing people handcuffs and truncheons and stuff. I think the answer is yes provided you don't go in the height of the holidays when they may... More
February 18, 2016|
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Response from Arthur_Tash | Reviewed this property |
This has been copied from their website............ If you would like to book a private tour for between 5- 25 people we offer these on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours last between one and a half to two hours and... More