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Museum of Policing in Cheshire

Warrington Police Station Arpley Street, Warrington WA1 1LQ, England
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Very interesting visit

We visited with overseas friends. It was a good day and the guide was excellent. We will certainly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gaynor H
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Hidden Treasure

I took my elderly father, brother (in his 30's) and my husband to the museum recently. I had... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
lorrainebird
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Housed in the Victorian cells in Warrington Police Station the Museum of Policing in Cheshire preserves and displays artefacts spanning the history of policing in the County since the Force was founded in 1838
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Warrington Police Station Arpley Street, Warrington WA1 1LQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited with overseas friends. It was a good day and the guide was excellent. We will certainly return

Thank Gaynor H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I took my elderly father, brother (in his 30's) and my husband to the museum recently. I had contacted by email after happening across the website in a google search. Museum volunteer, Peter, emailed me back the same day and was so helpful. The museum...More

Thank lorrainebird
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We visited the museum with 4 children ranging in age from 4 years to 10 years old and it was really enjoyable for us all. The volunteers who run the museum are very knowledgeable and clearly enthusiastic. The children loved dressing up in the police...More

Thank 17Ellen
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Well worth a visit. Entertaining and informative. Take a trip down memory lane and hear of the tales from yesteryear.

Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visited as a group about 12 of us. The passion for the police service and the historic building came through very strongly from the volunteers who guided us around. The exhibits were clear and interesting from a fully functioning police car to the prison...More

Thank Pana139
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Everyone should visit the website of this hidden treasure, run by volunteers who are so enthusiastic about the past and there are some tales they tell of their experiences working in the police force. There is such a wealth of artifacts some old some new,...More

Thank Patsy H
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I don't think this museum is very widely known about - we have family connections who work at the police station and arranged the trip. You'll need 1-2 hours, there's a lot of interesting uniform and equipment items on display and loads of dressing up...More

Thank Georgigirl
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The work which has gone into this museum by volunteers is superb. housed in the original cell areas it is a collection of memorabi elia and artifacts which show how it was in the good old days. enter via the police Box and find a...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Fascinating journey into the past. You need an hour and a half to see all the exhibits and hear the stories from the curator. Dress up or end up in a cell. Great time to be had by all ages.

Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Really good exhibition well laid out free but giveca donation you must ring for an appointment as it is in the police station

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