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Open today: 12:00 - 16:30
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Small museum with very nice and interesting commentary.

Very worthwhile small museum to visit. Interesting photos and artifacts and personal informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aldershot UK
Unique, brilliant collection telling many stories

The guides are very nice and knowledgeable; they give you a quick introduction and leave you to... read more

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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.
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30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
+44 141 552 1818
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very worthwhile small museum to visit. Interesting photos and artifacts and personal informative service from staff.

Thank mrdave58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides are very nice and knowledgeable; they give you a quick introduction and leave you to explore the collection - though at any moment you can approach them with questions. The museum is free, and there are many curious objects I never thought would...More

1  Thank AlyaDe127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant museum but you need to be Sherlock Holmes to find it. Situated on the first floor you have to ring the bell of the building to enter. Once you do find it you will find a very interesting and historical exhibits of Glasgow...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The police museum is free of cost and it is located inside the building on the second floor. As you reach the entrance there will be someone to greet and on your left side, there will be police caps from different countries. The guide had...More

Thank Rosy L
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Take an hour to visit this wonderful museum highlighting the inception and interesting facts on this force that no longer exists. The volunteers were helpful, friendly and interesting

Thank palvey60
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I went back here as the last time I had visited it was in a different location. A bit more on show than previous, lots of good info on police forces and their equipment/uniforms from around the world. Also has a area on past Glasgow...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 6 June 2018

What a little gem of a place. Can easily be missed and needs some really good signage outside. Had an excellent 1.5 hours here and although we aren't ex police, we still found it really fascinating. Set out well and easy to follow. The staff...More

Thank Spikeywestyorkshire
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A lovely little museum full of police history, need to spend time reading the information around to get the full benefit. Mature chaps running it are all lovely and passionate about the history

Thank Mother1963
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I stumbled upon this museum accidentally one day. I was out exploring and I saw a sign for it. It is a small hole in the wall kind of place but has some amazing history. The volunteers work hard to answer all your questions if...More

1  Thank Emily Y
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Just visited the Glasgow Police Museum and it was really interesting. The whole history of Glasgow Policing is explained and there are many great photos and uniforms on display. It is being run by volunteers Kenny and Alistair who were very informative and welcoming. Definitely...More

Thank Paula B
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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