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“Fun & Educating Day Out”

Greater Manchester Police Museum
Ranked #5 of 196 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Come and explore our 1879 Police Station! Inside we have Uniform, Crime and Transport displays as well as the station itself in which you can see the original Charge Office, Cells and an 1895 Magistrates Courtroom from Denton. Our volunteers, many of whom are retired officers will be on hand to chat to and answer any of your questions about life on the beat. The museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, but tours by appointment can be made on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Free entry!
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We visited today and had a great day. The staff were so informative and knew everything inside out, I wish I could have sat for hours and picked their brains and listened to their experiences. I will definitely be returning without children as I did miss a couple of things and wanted to chat to staff more. Keep up the good work, we really enjoyed it :-)

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The exhibits are interesting, you get to vist the charge office and the cells - the guides come up with some almost unbelievable tales - excellent

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

great place to visit if you have a spare hour or so , kids can try on outfits and sit in courts .The staff are really friendly and go out of their way to explain anything you wish to know. My husband really enjoyed it as this is his sort of thing.

1  Thank Lola A
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Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Open day at museum well worth a visit goody bags easter duck hunt took our finger prints thank you to all the police who gave up there time

Thank garsode
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Theres nothing to dislike about this attraction. There is no entrance fee but you can make a donation. There are real policemen on hand to answer questions. You can dress up in uniform, sit in the police car, be sent to the cells ! All the staff are really up on their knowledge of the Police Force as they are either current or retired coppers. This is a must for kids too, they have activities like getting your fingerprint taken and put into a keyring for a small donation. They have a collection of weapons, records, mug shots and even a real court room....dont miss this place :)

Thank Brits-on-a-Budget
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