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Glasgow Police Museum

30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
+44 141 552 1818
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A hidden Gem

What a fascinating little gem of a museum. Once inside you are met by the friendly staff who are... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Mark G
Well done

It's not very visible, and you need to be buzzed in, but once inside this small museum, one can... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Burlington, Canada
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The Glasgow Police Museum illustrates the history of the Glasgow Police 1779 - 1975, through artifacts, stories and images. Its International Room has uniforms and insignia from EVERY country in the World.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

What a fascinating little gem of a museum. Once inside you are met by the friendly staff who are very informative. The two gentlemen I met are ex police officers who have a passion for keeping the history of the police alive. If you are...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It's not very visible, and you need to be buzzed in, but once inside this small museum, one can find a fascinating array of displays about the Glasgow police department dating back to its earliest of days, including story boards about famous criminal cases. There...More

Thank yankeefan730
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hidden away in the Merchant City area of Glasgow this wee gem is well worth a visit. Helpful and very friendly ex-policemen are there to guide you through the many exhibits.

Thank MacLeodhas
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped by this museum since my brother is a retired police officer. Met Allister when we went in and he walked around with us and explained everything to us. The collection is Amazing! He amount of different uniforms they have collected is staggering. Good way...More

Thank Goldrider
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Great way to spend a few hours with kids. Easy to access and plenty to see. A must see for all ages .

Thank Angela O
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Glasgow Police Museum is not one of the major museum venues in the city, but is well worth a visit. Situated in Bell Street, it is handy for visitors with a short time to spend in the city centre. As well as giving the background...More

Thank DrMedieval
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A small but very interesting museum about the history of the Glasgow police force. The volunteer could tell a good story.

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very nice collection of police memorabilia and interesting history. Enjoyed reading about the history. A must for anyone interested in law enforcement. It's small but loaded with a great collection.

Thank Kathy N
Reviewed 2 May 2017

the police museum is small and tucked off the town centre - but definitely worth an hour of your day... Its 2 rooms, one that tells the history of the police in Glasgow, and another room that displays uniforms from all over the world. I...More

1  Thank jaxeaston
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place, not too hard to find, staffed by two very friendly ex-policemen who know everything there is to know about the history of Glasgows police dept.

Thank Edinburghgirl666
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2 August 2017|
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Response from jackgr | Reviewed this property |
I dont think what is on display would be of a lot of interest to young children. A lot of what is on display requires reading. It is a small exhibition and does not take very long to visit so I dont think thry would be there... More