Tayside Police Museum
Tayside Police Museum
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Tayside Police Museum is now open for the 2024 season, right through until the end of October. Located on the ground floor of Kirriemuir Police Station at 15 Reform Street, the museum is owned by Police Scotland, and operated by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers comprised of retired Police officers and members of the Kirriemuir Heritage Trust. We aim to preserve the heritage and history of policing in all of the areas that now comprise the Tayside region, that is Dundee City, Angus, and Perth & Kinross. Please see our Tripadvisor reviews to know what to look forward to when taking a tour of our museum. We very much look forward to welcoming you!
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Gary R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
An excellent museum with a lot to see. A very good tour guide with lots of useful knowledge which she was happy to share and which made the visit much more enjoyable.
Written 19 May 2024
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craig w
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Interesting And good fun Excellent Tour guide and lots to see It is good when you can the police uniforms and hats Stab vest
Written 16 April 2024
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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback. We really enjoyed showing you around the museum and look forward to seeing you again sometime in the very near future!
Written 1 May 2024
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Matt J
Ballater, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Excellent experience!! We attended with a group of additional needs adults who loved the experience. We were made to feel very welcome by the volunteer guides. We tried on the uniforms, which was great fun and enjoyed a guided tour through the various rooms (cells) which was really interesting but also made great fun by our guide. We didn’t feel rushed and were able to enjoy the experience and ask many questions! Would highly recommend this if you’re in the area.
Written 15 April 2024
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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us feedback, and especially for your recommendation to other potential visitors. We really enjoyed showing you around the museum, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Thank you once again for your glowing endorsement!
Written 1 May 2024
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Kay W
Edinburgh, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
An excellent small museum with items covering policing from its inception to the present across Perthshire, Angus and Dundee. Our visit was enhanced by the personal tour we had from a retired police officer. His detailed knowledge and stories brought the whole thing to life.
Written 6 October 2023
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We're very glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again very soon. Thank you too for your very positive feedback comments, certainly a glowing recommendation to other potential visitors! It really is appreciated by all our volunteers.
Written 25 October 2023
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Cookie
Forfar, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had a great time today at the museum, thank you Hamish for all your knowledge and stories! There are lots of interesting items in the display, including some eye-opening weapons used by criminals. It was great being able to see a cell and the graffiti left by inmates! It's well worth a visit and would be fantastic for kids too.
Written 30 September 2023
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We're very glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again very soon. Thank you too for your very positive feedback comments, detailed description of what we have on show, and glowing recommendation to other potential visitors. It really is appreciated!
Written 25 October 2023
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Caroline R
Stirling, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Fascinating museum. Very friendly volunteer to speak about the exhibits. Child friendly but “ scary”
Written 20 July 2023
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So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you very much for the positive comments. Not too scary I hope!!
Written 25 October 2023
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Inspire36991123342
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Went to the museum following a review that said it was worth a visit. Certainly not disappointed. Our guide Hamish has excellent knowledge of the subject matter being a retired policeman himself. He was able to answer all our questions and added significant value to our experience. We came away better informed and appreciative of our police force.
Written 1 July 2023
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Were really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Tayside Police Museum. Thank you very much for your generous feedback comments and recommendation. Positively glowing!
Written 25 October 2023
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Vince B
Edinburgh, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The museum is situated in an old police station with some of the old cells repurposed as exhibition areas which is a nice touch.

The museum makes great use of the space it has and shows the history of of Tayside Police.

The staff are very knowledgeable on the forces history and the display cases within the museum.

If your interested in police history it’s well worth a visit. If you’ve got children they would love this museum as they have a room of uniforms and hats that they can try on.

The museum is free and is run by volunteers so if you enjoy it please sign the visitors book and make a donation.
Written 13 May 2023
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We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and thank you very much for taking the time to leave your very positive feedback comments. Thank you too for your glowing recommendation to other potential visitors. Hope to see you again in the very near future. Hamish Gray, Honorary Curator
Written 25 October 2023
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JacqsMay
Kirkham, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Sent hear from JM Barrie childhood home, worth it!! Met by Hamish the friendly and very chatty ex policeman (his words, not mine) 😁very knowledgeable on all display history, explained everything, great selection on show and clippings from a siege. Not forgetting Bill who popped in. Can take photos..... he then sent me to another museum round the square...... what a day!! Kirriemuir has lots on offer.....
Written 14 April 2023
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Thank you very much for visiting the Tayside Police Museum, and in particular for your very positive feedback comments and glowing recommendation to other potential visitors. I hope you will visit us again!
Written 25 October 2023
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Charlotte, NC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
You must go. This is a treasure of a museum run by passionate volunteers who will make sure your visit a memorable one! The team are accommodating to all different ages, which makes for a very relaxing and enjoyable trip, as well as a very informative one.
Written 1 April 2023
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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us feedback, and especially for your recommendation to other potential visitors. We really enjoyed showing you around the museum, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Thank you once again for your glowing endorsement!
Written 25 October 2023
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