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Greater Manchester Police Museum

57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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A fantastic and interesting way to spend an afternoon!

The wonderful Katie arranged to give us a detailed and entertaining tour of the museum and we had a... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
Brilliant for ALL ages

We visited The Greater Manchester Police Museum as I had read about it on Trip Advisor and SO GLAD... read more

Reviewed 13 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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Hours Today: 10:30 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

The wonderful Katie arranged to give us a detailed and entertaining tour of the museum and we had a great time. I would highly recommend visiting for something a little different!

1  Thank relchown
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We visited The Greater Manchester Police Museum as I had read about it on Trip Advisor and SO GLAD we went. It is a shame it's only open on Tuesday's. Full of info from the cells to The Court, so much to see and do....More

1  Thank honestlil
Reviewed 13 September 2015

A small museum but really interesting, though I think it is more suited to the older child and adults (only because there is an awful lot of reading to be done & very little ones might get bored). Its filled with lots of stories about...More

Thank UKBabs
Reviewed 4 September 2015

What a find! Only open on Tuesdays and run by volunteers who are so friendly and knowledgeable! They really work to make this museum as good as it is :-) My four year old had a great time and loved looking at the motorbikes, jail...More

1  Thank Tigs88
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Visited this with my little nephew on a recent visit to Manchester and have to say was amazed by all the items on display

Thank Kelli M
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
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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