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Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum

317 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2620
+1 206-748-9991
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Seattle Police Museum

A tour is by appointment only and the founder of the museum Jim Riitter (serving Seattle Police... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Small but absolutely fascinating

This is a great overview of law enforcement in Seattle from the rowdy gold rush days to present... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2016
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Visitors learn about the vast transitions in law enforcement since the early 1860s through historical displays, hands-on exhibits and interactive learning areas.
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317 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2620
+1 206-748-9991
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

A tour is by appointment only and the founder of the museum Jim Riitter (serving Seattle Police Officer) gave us a guided tour and a complete history which was excellent. if you have an interest in this subject it is a definite must do in...More

Thank 352lynnej
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is a great overview of law enforcement in Seattle from the rowdy gold rush days to present. The displays are comprehensive and well organized. The gentleman at the desk was quick to answer questions. If it relates to police work in the Seattle area,...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Located in Pioneer Square, we enjoyed this museum. Exhibits are easy to see. Photos are allowed. The lady working there was informative and friendly. This museum has a little bit of everything, includes the wild west past of the city. Note, that the neighborhood is...More

Thank JuneL
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I had read about this museum online and it seemed like a nice place to check out and it would not be too expensive or take up too much time. One review say about 30 minutes or more is ok. I arrived here at 3:30pm...More

1  Thank James A
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Filled with interesting facts and displays regarding local history. Nearby the Amtrak King Street Station. They also offer a limited assortment of merchandise to purchase; as a reminder of your visit or a gift for others to let them know where you have been and...More

Thank The_Kendawa
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Great little museum to fill in 30 - 60 minutes if you are in the Pioneer Square neighbourhood. Particularly relevant to members of the "police family", both internationally or national. Contains a collection of police badges from across the USA and Europe. Equipment, uniforms and...More

Thank SJB3000
Reviewed 21 June 2015

we had the museum to ourselves when we visited. So many articles which came from individuals and groups. Extraordinary to see how relatively recent the organised police force in Seattle was.

Thank easterntravellers
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We visited this superb little Musuem while in Seattle on holiday this summer. The entrance fee was so small to be almost irrelevant. The history of the Seattle PD and Sheriffs Dept are laid out in chronological order with artefacts from across the ages. Well...More

Thank RADCTurton
Reviewed 20 July 2014

It was only $4 per adult & is a self guided tour through Seattle's police history. There had a great collection of patches, call boxes, photos, uniforms, first women on the department, etc. they also had uniforms & hats you could put on, great photo...More

Thank Mion6028
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great little museum filled with interesting facts. I learned a lot about Seattle in a short amount of time just by visiting this museum.

Thank frenchie70
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