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Greater Manchester Police Museum

57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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Very interesting. Well worth a visit !

A small museum packed with history and artefacts. The first room contains memorabilia from WW1 and... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
Liz B
Manchester, United Kingdom
An excellent way to show the history of the Police

My nine year old thought this was the best thing since sliced bread. Very informative and helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
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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
+44 161 856 4500
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

A small museum packed with history and artefacts. The first room contains memorabilia from WW1 and is quite emotive. Then it takes you through the ages and includes original cells and court room, vehicles and murder weapons amongst other paraphernalia. There is senior policemen dotted...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My nine year old thought this was the best thing since sliced bread. Very informative and helpful staff

Thank AndyComins
Reviewed 1 September 2015

One of the best museums I have ever visited! Lots of interesting exhibition pieces, uniforms, vehicles (and even a police horse), weapons etc. but best of all are the very friendly and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to answer any question or to tell...More

Thank Tanja W
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very interesting place to visit, full of curios and documents about policing in Manchester from Victorian times to present day

Thank jacobDevon
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Unique experience. Went into cell-pretty grim. Had fingerprints taken. Sat in dock in courtroom. Plenty of exhibits. My grandson loved it.

1  Thank 190brianp
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The staff are brill, the history is there if you want it , uniforms, vehicles and the building itself. One of the best days I have had with my 2 kids ( 9 and 11 yrs) in such a long time, even the wife (who...More

1  Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Visited the museum with my son who was quite enthused to come on a day the Firearms Unit was on hand to demonstrate. A great piece of history and a morning well spent.

Thank CherillB
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We visited here before coming home and we just had such a great day, this place really is well worth a visit, so interesting, especially if you enjoy history and and would just like your children to know and appreciate the work our police for...More

Thank deborahblair60
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We had a great day out at this museum, My five children two of which are teenagers and the others aged 4, 8 and 9 all enjoyed learning about how the police force used to be like and how they have changed. The younger kids...More

Thank maryz882009
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We went on our third visit today and it was just as interesting as the last. Experienced staff will tell you the history of the place and it just has lots of information. The court room is my favourite room.

1  Thank Tracey C
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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