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Greater Manchester Police Museum

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Friendly staff and great experience

We had a friendly tour guide and the general atmosphere was amazing. The police gadgets on show all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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An Absolute Honour

We visited on 30th of October 2018 and we had an absolutely amazing time and to be able to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cannock, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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...more
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57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The museum is easy to find and open one day a week. Separated in to a crime section, uniform section (including uniform to try on and take photos), a small courtroom and the cells this is a charming museum with lots of interesting exhibits to...More

5  Thank 249RobertM249
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Only open half a day and wasting a building which is on expensive site. It is only a small poise station with photos on the walls and badly presented items. Childish and poor for such a force.

6  Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a friendly tour guide and the general atmosphere was amazing. The police gadgets on show all tell a story and the hidden dummy in the cell gave me a fright. Brilliant day! Even stopped at the gift shop to buy some goodies.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on 30th of October 2018 and we had an absolutely amazing time and to be able to see genuine items and meeting volunteers from the police force was an honour. So much information to see and read and how much things have changed...More

Thank 236anjh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Daughter and I visited today and I can say that as an ex Special Constable I found the museum very interesting as did my Daughter. Staff are very welcoming and informative. Was good to be able to try on the old uniforms and they...More

Thank NottsHappygirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Daughter and I visited here whilst in Manchester for an event the previous evening. Lots to see and staff very informative. As an ex Special Constable I found it very interesting. Was great to be able to dress up in the old uniforms. Well...More

Thank Culture21018127643
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been talking about visiting for quite some time, and finally we did manage to have a Tuesday available for a trip to Manchester. It is not the biggest of places, but then I doubt many Victorian, Inner City police stations were all that...More

Thank Majbritt A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best museum I have ever visited! Small but beautiful and full of history and interesting facts. The best thing is the staff, retired Police Officers that really show their passion and knowledge about the history and their own experience on the field!...More

Thank ferrojuggler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is open for free entry on a Tuesday. It is on the site of a previous police station. Along with many exhibits, you can also visit the old cells and the magistrates court upstairs, which has been moved from a previous location and...More

Thank TheLogLady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only small but great place to visit for all ages. Items on display from several years ago plus up to date making it really interesting plus the court section

Thank 997jacquia
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a very interesting place highlighting the development of the police force. The friendly and knowledgeable staff, who themselves have all worked for the police, are very interesting to talk to, as they provide a fascinating insight into their jobs and the selfless acts...More

Thank TheNeshMeister
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I absolutely loved this museum. Really interesting, friendly, informative staff and the displays are fantastic. You can dress up in various police jackets and helmets from over the years and go into the holding cells. It’s only open on a Tuesday but if you can...More

Thank Rachel D
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Luke E
26 September 2017|
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Response from bikerdave2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.. when I went it was quite quiet and I seem to remember that they were showing people handcuffs and truncheons and stuff. I think the answer is yes provided you don't go in the height of the holidays when they may... More
19 February 2016|
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Response from Arthur_Tash | Reviewed this property |
This has been copied from their website............ If you would like to book a private tour for between 5- 25 people we offer these on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours last between one and a half to two hours and... More