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“Great for all ages - fun & informative”

Greater Manchester Police Museum
Ranked #11 of 181 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great for all ages - fun & informative”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We took our nieces aged 8 & 9, the museum is great from children but also for adults on their own.
Lots of display case style exhibits, don't miss the information plaques as many of these come with very interesting stories - a few of which the children wanted us to read a second time!

We got to try on different styles of police jackets and hats and take photos, go to the old booking-in desk where a great enthusiastic museum volunteer explained what would have happened there to the children. We went inside the old holding cells, looked at photos of their former occupants, went inside the old Victorian court room, and got to sit inside a police car with the lights flashing! There was also a treasure hunt for the children with a prize at the end.
They were also handed many police branded freebies - reflective bag tags and zipper tags, stationary, story pamphlets, and more I'm forgetting (and I got a tax disk holder I needed!).

Both the adults and children thoroughly enjoyed it, carve out a couple of hours to spend here when in Manchester! Highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“What do we have 'ere then”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

A great little museum highlighting the great history of the Police, all the way from Sir Robert Peel to modern day thief-takers. It is free but they ask for a donation. My son loved the history.

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“free fun”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

a great day out for children in school holidays. its good for all ages and there are craft activities for the children to make things. also a little shop selling stationary etc. the children loved looking at the prisoners in the cells the most.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting and informative with a bit of fun for good measure!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We had a fab time at the museum. We downloaded the app using the free Wi-Fi and, as well as being informative, there is also the facility of taking photos through it which give your shorts a great fun finish. From the image gallery of old police cars, to the motorcycles, to the Inspectors office and the reproduction of an old police station, it was fun to look at and fun to learn. It was also a sobering experience to view the Memorial Board for all fallen police officers in the line of duty. It really brings home the sacrifices made on our behalf. Go alone or with the kids, you'll have a great time.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This place was much bigger than I was expecting, staff were really helpfull and the Museum was full of interesting facts, objects and vehicles.

Visited February 2014
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