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Greater Manchester Police Museum

57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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Full of surprises, one of the best attractions in Manchester

My wife thought it would be boring, and changed her mind practically as soon as we entered. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
apt5c
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New York City
Hidden gem

Didn’t even know this was here until recently, but what a great place! The display cabinets are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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!
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57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife thought it would be boring, and changed her mind practically as soon as we entered. I expected it to be interesting, and wasn't disappointed in the least.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t even know this was here until recently, but what a great place! The display cabinets are more suited to adults, but there is still lots for little ones to see. Our 6 & 7 yr old loved searching for fingerprints, and having their own...More

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am lucky as I live close to this place so visit with my grandchildren regularly. There is police memorabilia, police cells, the old court room from Denton Magistrates Court, and in the courtyard you may see police horses, police dogs, a police motorcycle or...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends booked a tour around the museum. What a fantastic time we had. The lady who did the tour was very informative. The building from the outside looks very small but it is like a tardis on the inside. We shall definitely visit again....More

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This place is FANTASTIC. Can’t believe I’ve lived in Manchester for years and never been. From the outside it’s very unassuming- the building is actually an old police station. It’s like a tarsus though as inside there’s so much to see and explore. You can...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The museum was really nice. I saw some good interesting police stuff. Weird old police guns and different types of police vehicles.

Thank Ralph S
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Great museum. Staff extremely friendly and great at answering your questions. Free entry but ask for donation which is well worth paying

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We enjoyed our visit , it was like a trip down memory lane as my husband is a retired PC, so it was nice to see the uniforms and all the memorabilia of days gone by. The staff were very informative and friendly. Well worth...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Came here about 6 months ago with my young son and it was quite a nice day we had. The place only opens on a Tuesday for about 5 hours which is a shame because it's an interesting place. There was a policeman in old...More

Thank Steven S
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Katie B, Museum Officer at Greater Manchester Police Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Steven Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I would like to assure you that after recent busy periods and a new health and safety assessment the crowding you experienced in the museum will be a thing of the past. We...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Loads to see here, with some great displays of uniforms and crime memorabilia from Manchester. There is an impressive collection of truncheons, police whistles and weaponry too. The visit to the cells filled with the various mugshots was particularly atmospheric. Staff were very friendly and...More

Thank Simon B
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Luke E
25 September 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
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18 February 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
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