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Cleveland Police Historical Society, Inc. & Museum

1300 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44113-1600
216-623-5055
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Very enjoyable visit - and free

This is a very interesting museum, and entry is free. There are lots of very interesting exhibits... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
dcareviewer
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maidenhead
Dissappointed-- Call before you go!

Took 5 grandchildren on an adventure over Christmas break to see the Cleveland Police museum... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
snowbird745
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Venice, Florida
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1300 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44113-1600
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a very interesting museum, and entry is free. There are lots of very interesting exhibits, and as we were the only visitors at the time we had the benefit of a curator (a retired police officer) telling us lots of interesting facts behind...More

1  Thank dcareviewer
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Took 5 grandchildren on an adventure over Christmas break to see the Cleveland Police museum. Located in downtown Cleveland at the Cleveland Police Headquarters on Ontario. Prepared the children as their Great Grandfather was a Cleveland police officer and relatives on the other side were...More

2  Thank snowbird745
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There's some local stories of mass murderers, old gear and Cleveland history at it's dark side. :) check it out!

2  Thank 162lori
Reviewed 6 August 2016

For anyone interested in history, just seeing the historic photos makes it well worth the time to visit. Putting people first, to serve and protect, is what these courageous officers do every day, mile after mile.

5  Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A nicely done little museum with great old artifacts. It provides a history of the police in Cleveland. It's free, so it should not be missed. A quaint gift shop is at the end for some souvenirs if you like.

2  Thank BambiLaFawn
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We have been wanting to visit here for years, but the weekday hours what had been preventing us. We had family in town and took off a Friday to visit. It was somewhat a hassle going through security, not as bad as an airport, but...More

2  Thank mawdooms
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a small museum located in the "lobby" of the Cleveland Police Downtown Headquarters. Due to security, you must access through the main entrance to the Justice Center. So, this is not a fancy museum by any stretch, but it is very interesting -...More

2  Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Had an impressive collection of badges from fallen officers dating back to late 1800's Disappointing that it was closed due to lack of interest, funding and support. Will try again tomorrow per recommendation from security officer.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 20 January 2016

This small museum is located in the Justice Center, which means you must go through Justice Center security, so be prepared. That means metal detectors, so do not bring pen knives or similar objects. There is parking Downtown, but you have to know where to...More

Thank quetalamigo
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This museum is quite small, but is packed with Cleveland history along with the history of the Cleveland police. It’s interesting to see how criminals and law enforcement have changed over the years. The museum staff was very knowledgeable with plenty of stories to share...More

4  Thank tourist-du-jour
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