We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Greater Manchester Police Museum

57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great museum

Museum much bigger than expected! Shows great history of policing around Manchester. Would... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
Nathan2865
,
Southwater, United Kingdom
Fantastic - A must see

Myself and my boyfriend went here yesterday, its only open on a Tuesday. It was fantastic all the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Samantha D
,
Manchester, United Kingdom
Read all 491 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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!
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“court room” (49 reviews)
“ex police” (36 reviews)
“police uniforms” (30 reviews)
Closed
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 161 856 4500
Write a ReviewReviews (491)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"court room"
in 49 reviews
"ex police"
in 36 reviews
"police uniforms"
in 30 reviews
"old police station"
in 22 reviews
"newton street"
in 10 reviews
"original cells"
in 7 reviews
"limited opening times"
in 5 reviews
"school holidays"
in 21 reviews
"victorian era"
in 7 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 23 reviews
"all ages"
in 25 reviews
"answer questions"
in 5 reviews
"greater manchester"
in 8 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"half term"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"visited today"
in 5 reviews
Filter

171 - 180 of 470 reviews

Reviewed 16 October 2015

Museum much bigger than expected! Shows great history of policing around Manchester. Would defiantly recommend.

1  Thank Nathan2865
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Myself and my boyfriend went here yesterday, its only open on a Tuesday. It was fantastic all the volunteers are ex police officers and there knowledge is immense, they are so friendly and chatty about the museum and all the history of the place, its...More

1  Thank Samantha D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I have lived in manchester 10 yrs n never visited this untill friend came over from horsham.both of us really enjoyed it,lots to see,the staff so helpful and had fun trying on uniforms.gift shop has sone lovely unusual gifts too

2  Thank Clare M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The police museum is small - but it is great. The museum is interesting with its criminal stories being displayed. The best about the museum is the fantastic people working there. A retired policeman told me an amazing anecdote. Another took his time to show...More

1  Thank sven20152015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We walked to this museum and discovered that it was closed. Disappointing. Looked good from outside. Had the old lamp for police. Will have to try again next year!

Thank Dawn J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Free to enter museum with a suggested minimum donation. It's quite small but makes for a very interesting hour's visit. There are toilet facilities but no on-site cafe or restaurant. Staffed by volunteers I believe, who are to be congratulated for their service in enabling...More

1  Thank Arthur_Tash
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Some good bits, took my 2 year old, who was probably a bit too young but still had fun. Will have to take her back now she is abit older

Thank Sarah S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

After wanting to visit this place for quite some time, managed to have a Tuesday free where I was able to visit. From the outside it looks quite small but once inside it is very spacious and there is tons of history. The staff were...More

2  Thank Peter F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A good place to spend a couple of hours. The staff are friendly and keen to answer questions. There are some very interesting exhibits - in particular the 'real crime' artefacts and the film archives. How things have changed!

Thank Carolmancs2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
1161718192047
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 121 hotels in Manchester
The Cow Hollow Hotel
17 reviews
.01 miles away
City Stop UK Wentwood Developments
1 review
.06 miles away
easyHotel Manchester
281 reviews
.07 miles away
Travelodge Manchester Ancoats
605 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Turtle Bay
980 reviews
.09 miles away
Allotment Bar & Restaurant
393 reviews
.08 miles away
Ezra & Gil
260 reviews
.03 miles away
Pie & Ale
311 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Oldham Street
59 reviews
.12 miles away
Manchester Music Tours
190 reviews
.11 miles away
The Frog and Bucket Comedy Club
239 reviews
.14 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Luke E
25 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
0
Votes
dianawalshlynch
18 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
1
Vote