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“Brilliant”

Greater Manchester Police Museum
Ranked #8 of 188 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!
Stockport, England
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

A great place to spend an hour or two. Plenty to see including different uniforms from years gone by. There is a chief inspector's office with exhibits of various weapons that have been used committing crimes. There's a little dress up corner for the children. One of the highlights were the cells and the magistrates court. During our visit a couple of police horses were outside in the yard too. Very interesting place.

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York, United Kingdom
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“Well worth the visit”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

A really interesting museum which provided very good quality information. The staff were all incredibly helpful and very knowledgeable. We visited because we had some spare time while in Manchester and I am very glad that we did. An excellent museum with something for everyone to be interested by,

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Warning - only open on Tuesdays”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

A fascinating insight into policing set in an old police station, with a charge room, cells, a court room, numerous exhibits carefully displayed, even a small shop.
With very knowledgeable guides - retired police officers - it is well worth visiting, but it's only currently open on Tuesdays between 10.30 and 15.30, so plan accordingly!

Visited August 2014
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Fleetwood, UK
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340 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Fantastic Museum !”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Been meaning to call in here for some while. Have pased it often enough, but my wife and I made the effort the other day on passing. What an atmospheric and interesting collection on policing this is. Its free, and its so well laid out.

Something for everyone here, and the kids will love it as they can dress up as police men and women !!. What makes this place special are the staff. I think they are all ex police and volunteers, and do they do the job with enthusiasm!.

They are so keen to help and chat if you wish that they make any visit special. Well done to you all for making our visit so enjoyable, a great museum !!

Visited August 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Fantastic morning spent in the museum. Its really compact but the information available is immense. We would recommend it to families and adults alike. There are many opportunities for children to interact and enjoy learning about police past and present.
The guides have excellent knowledge and are happy to assist in any way they can.

Keep up the hard work team, you deserve your excellent reviews

Visited August 2014
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