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Greater Manchester Police Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Open today: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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A hidden gem and a must-visit when in Manchester on a Tuesday

Greater Manchester Police Museum is a hidden gem. On face value, it may not sound very exciting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Well worth the effort of finding it

Only open about one day a week - see website for current details. A detailed history of the Police... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Greater Manchester Police Museum is a hidden gem. On face value, it may not sound very exciting, but it offers something for everyone. It’s situated on Newton Street about a ¼ of a mile from Piccadilly gardens, so it’s easy to get to. The only...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BSterlingV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only open about one day a week - see website for current details. A detailed history of the Police in Manchester, set in an old Police Station. Staffed by very friendly, and knowledgeable volunteers (retired police). Upstairs, don't miss the magistrate's court - a lovely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mt33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Feb half term and glad we arrived as soon as it opened as a queue quickly formed. Only small but packed full of interesting info about crimes and police history. My two 8 year old loved being in the cells and reading the crime...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 988lesleyr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my daughter and grandchildren during the spring half term. There was a queue around the block when we got there. It’s only open one day per week, two days during school holidays. There is parking nearby at a reasonable cost if you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NumberTwoSon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in at the Police Museum with our grandson because it happened to be open today with it being half term normally it is only open on a Tuesday. It was interesting and I would say it is worth a visit but I doubt...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a good day today, wasn’t sure what to expect but very pleasantly surprised. The underwater dive team were there too which was a bonus. Took 5 children of varying ages and they had a ball. Had to queue to get in but only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlisonDinsdale
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Hidden away, but well worth the visit. FREE. Displays of past uniforms and equipment; evidence from cases; room set ups from the past. Plenty of staff to explain what it means and to bring the facts to life. Particularly enjoyed the cells area and magistrate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Greater Manchester police museum was an operational police station for almost 100 years. Today it’s a museum full of police uniforms over the years, traffic police motorbikes, collection of weapons and original police cells. Upstairs is a police courtroom where offenders were tried. All the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank albeback1
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Must visit here if you are interested in the history of the police. Absolutely thrilling tour around here and loved every minute. Something for all ages and very knowledgeable tour guides. Very helpful. Very interactive and hands on. Great for people who have SPLD.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Emma G
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Really good museum. Very interesting and helpful staff, mostly retired police officers. We stayed for a hour, but you could probably spend a little more time than we did. I would highly recommend this museum. Only open on Tuesdays.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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