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Old Police Cells Museum

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Address: Bartholomew Square | Town Hall, Brighton BN1 1JS, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 291052
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Sat 10:30 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Came on a tour here. Some very interesting stories of murder and other crimes. Such a great time here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came on a tour here. Some very interesting stories of murder and other crimes. Such a great time here.

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Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

You need to pre-book as the tour is limited numbers and only available certain dates. The person who carries out the tour is a retired police officer and very knowledge and keen to let you know a lot of information. A fascinating insight into the Police of old and some great memorabilia, a truly unique place to visit, lasts about... More 

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Corfu, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I'm always fascinated by things a bit different and by social history, so was delighted to be able to join the tour around the old police station in Brighton Town Hall. The tour was led by a retired police officer volunteer, who regaled us with little anecdotes about the cells and his own police career. Tour took around an hour... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have just been to this museum and found it very informative and enjoyable. Our guide was very polite and answered all questions. There were approx 12 of us in the group of mixed ages. We were told about the history of the town hall and then shown down to the cells. In each cell is a collection of memorabilia... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

So Informative Wonderful to be able to walk around the original old police cells Great displays and history Would have been really good if we could have had longer to read some of the original letters at the end of the tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had planned to go on holiday and i had googled and found this most amassing museum, Perfect for me and my autistic 3 year old! Free, quiet, educational and police cells. I decided i would visit here when i am in Brighton and planned my day, i arrived and the wonderful guy told me it was closed. It has... More 

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Brighton UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a tour of the cells in the old police station under the town hall in central brighton. you go back as far as regency times and there are some great artefacts there as well as great stories,including when the chief constable got murdered there ! worth going to if you history - recommended !

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

found out about this on trip advisor,saw it was free and sounded interesting.host was very informative and entertaining.tour lasted about 1 1/2 hours .so good recommended it to my in-laws who went next day and enjoyed it as well

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South Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

What a surprise! This was a really interesting, fascinating way to spend an hour and a half. Situated in the Town Hall you are led below stairs to learn the history of the police force in Brighton from its origins. There is graffiti from the times of mods and rockers, the story of the bombing of the Grand Hotel during... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

What a great way to pass a couple of hours. The tour is free and run by volunteers, this is a tour of the old police station which is base in the basement of the town hall. You get shown the original cells and general detention area and told about the history, there's a display of old police equipment and... More 

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