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Greater Manchester Police Museum

57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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History of Manchester Policing

This is a very interesting museum for both children and adults. There is plenty to see of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glossop, United Kingdom
So good

Went here in school hols with my mum and kids and we all really enjoyed it. So interesting, plus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicola T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 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!
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57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting museum for both children and adults. There is plenty to see of the historic ways of policing in yesterday. For the children, they can go and sit in the originals cells. There are usually plenty of people on hand to...More

Thank annp1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here in school hols with my mum and kids and we all really enjoyed it. So interesting, plus the police dog handler was there with his dog so that was an added bonus.

Thank Nicola T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to visit for 1-2 hours which gives you an insight into policing through the years in and round Manchester, the volunteers are retired police officers who are only to willing to give you information about the museum and the history of the police...More

Thank QueenslandTommy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4hrs listening to the stories and facts of the mostly retired police officer volunteers and viewing the fascinating police memorabilia. My, what an amazing visit!! Free entrance to the many viewing rooms, cells, charge office, station front desk plus uniforms from conception to...More

2  Thank carol.stansfield
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were lucky that we were in Manchester on the Tuesday morning, as that's the only day this excellent little museum opens! It does not take too long to get round it - about an hour tops - but it is very interesting indeed. Lots...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

What a great idea to come here, the level of detail and the knowledge of the volunteers was outstanding as well as interaction (children in the dock in the courtroom, being told to stand by the policeman), which they duly did. You could even try...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A great museum with plenty of interesting stories about both the pieces within and policing throughout the years. Very busy with young children in half term so may be worth visiting outside of school holidays so you can chat with the ex-police officers staffing the...More

Thank Nathan R
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had a couple of hours to fill before catching our train home and found this offbeat place to visit. It is staffed by volunteers who know their stuff and who seemed to enjoy what they do. We found details of opening times on the...More

Thank furrrrrball30
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a great little museum, you can go into a court ans get locked in a cell. lots of photos kids can sit in the back of a Police van or car and put the sirens on.

Thank hayseyd43
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to visit with little ones. Only open on Tuesday and maybe Thursday in school holidays. You may see police dogs or police horses in the courtyard. You can dress as a policeman or PCSO. You can visit the old cells and a magistrate’s...More

Thank 700kayg
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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