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Glasgow Police Museum

Closes in 30 min: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Wee gem of a museum

This interesting museum is well worth a visit if visiting the city. Staffed by retired officers who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chryselle W
Valencia, Spain
Surprise in Merchant City

On a shopping spree in the Merchant City with my wife as she was undertaking retail therapy,I went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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The Glasgow Police Museum illustrates the history of the Glasgow Police 1779 - 1975, through artifacts, stories and images. Its International Room has uniforms and insignia from EVERY country in the World.
Closes in 30 min
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
+44 141 552 1818
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This interesting museum is well worth a visit if visiting the city. Staffed by retired officers who are pleasant and informative. There is also a small gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chryselle W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a shopping spree in the Merchant City with my wife as she was undertaking retail therapy,I went for a wander and came across this gem.As a former cop,I was unaware of its existence. A really surprising visit a warm welcome and a place well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnhoulihan2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go with young kids. Lots to look at and very accessible by car/train. Worth the visit if in Glasgow!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pete_Cost99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love this place and also the curators who do a great job. You are usually guaranteed a great welcome and usually get a tour with your own guide who's knowledge and tales are second to none. The exhibits from the macabre to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank denis r
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a warm welcome awaits from the two very knowledgeable curators. very interesting to see the history of the Scottish police force and read about some of the crimes committed and solved. loads of artefacts on show with a wide range of uniforms of the worlds...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank duncs79
Reviewed 28 January 2019

Had a fantastic day in Glasgow yesterday with the family and one of our spots was to visit the police museum - really enjoyed it. (apart from the kids moaning about wanting to go home, but that kids for you eh) My wife enjoyed it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BoxxyKnoxxy
Reviewed 28 January 2019

We had a lovely time at the Glasgow Police Museum, my husband and I found the exhibits very interesting (though the kids not as much, but really getting them excited about anything is difficult!) Didn't see many staff members while there but ended up chatting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FamilyJan
Alastair D, Curator at Glasgow Police Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

I am glad you enjoyed your visit. In the winter we reduce the staffing levels, although every visitor is personally welcomed and given an introductory explanation of the theme of the museum. When they have ventured around some of the exhibits, they are asked if...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019

Fabulous little museum located in the heart of the city just across the road from Merchant Square (plenty pubs and restaurants). The museum charts the history of the worlds oldest police force (not as widely reported the met police) of Glasgow. Loads of interesting displays,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steven B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We were greeted by two people who had experience in the police, one who has a high ranking officer. They gave us space but also allowed us to ask any questions. Brilliant!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Monty A
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great way to spend an hour. Warm welcome from Glaswegian ex-cops with advice where to go next. Give it a go.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from jackgr | Reviewed this property |
I dont think what is on display would be of a lot of interest to young children. A lot of what is on display requires reading. It is a small exhibition and does not take very long to visit so I dont think thry would be there... More