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Greater Manchester Police Museum

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BRILLIANT

A real pity this place has such limited opening hours as it's a great place to visit. You get to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
michelefailswoth
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Very interesting

If you are interested or intrigued by police history, this hidden gem is for you. The policemen and... read more

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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
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+44 161 856 4500
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Reviewed yesterday

A real pity this place has such limited opening hours as it's a great place to visit. You get to see the real cells and find out about true crimes and punishment dished out in the past.Learn about policing in bygone times. well worth a...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are interested or intrigued by police history, this hidden gem is for you. The policemen and policewomen present in the museum are very kind and are not hesitating to answer all questions and share of their own stories to illustrate better. In addition,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit Manchester only for a couple of days, was very happy when I discovered the museum was open while I was there. There was a policeman standing outside, inviting passers by, so it was visible from a distance. The museum does not seem...More

Thank BeeMe9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a small museum only open on certain days(please check website) it is right in the centre of manchester only 4 mins walk from piccadilly bus tram and train stations, there is NO admittiance charge and the staff all dress in police uniforms they...More

Thank john o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small but superb museum made even better with the ex policemen that bring the exhibits to life. Worth the visit. 5 out of 5.

Thank mstuart63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see. Only small but a lot to see and the guide's are ex police with plenty of stories to share

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here in the school holidays with my children and really enjoyed it so decided to return when it was quieter when the kids went back to school. It was so interesting, the ex police staff were so informative and their stories had us...More

Thank loui46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got an hour or so to kill in Manchester then visit The Police Museum. A great place to take the kids and let them learn about The Cops.

Thank shaunbell57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum. Intresting things to read and see. Friendly staff. Shop is not overpriced which is an added bonus

Thank hollylanelynette2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 28/8/18.. didn’t know what to expect.. friendly staff.. shows policing from the past to the present..cells..courtroom.. uniforms.. weapons.. Strangeways riot items... fascinating and interesting.. photos can be taken with or without flash.. small shop... free entry but donations.. staff have been serving officers/staff.....More

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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
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dianawalshlynch
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
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