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Old Police Cells Museum

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Glad we found this

I was looking for something different to do in Brighton and came across this tour. I’m glad that I... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
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Great museum, small but interesting

This is a good little museum about the police in Brighton, shows the cells, uniforms and other... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

I was looking for something different to do in Brighton and came across this tour. I’m glad that I did, as it was very interesting. Ian, our tour guide, was an ex-police officer who had lots of interesting stories. Ian was very friendly and you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

This is a good little museum about the police in Brighton, shows the cells, uniforms and other memorabilia. Graffiti inside the cells is interesting too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mel_rainbowchildcare
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

When we say the jail we knew it would take long forward our copper friend telling us we were into this. The old police station is a Victorian jail. Once our tour guide realised we had a policeman with us he starting to tell stories...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Very interesting. Not overly big but good to see. Quite an eerie feeling when go go down the steps in to the cells. They say it’s haunted and I quite believe it is!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HolidaymakerfromHove
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Went here as tourists and absolutely loved it. Phil definitely knew his stuff and it was a pleasure hearing the interesting stories from him. It is donation only, so be generous! Def recommend for anybody interested in history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lee P
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This was the best tour that we did in Brighton. The guide was excellent and the tour was very interesting. I would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alank48
Reviewed 31 August 2018

My daughter and I traveled to England to tour the country with our choirs. I asked my daughter to find some things she would like to do while we were there and she found this tour. Phil was amazing. Not only did he accommodate our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Callie S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Such a brilliant tour run by a ex police inspector who is passiate about the force. Really great insight and didnt realise what we were there for 1hr 45 :)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kat B
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and my cousin took 3 special need youngsters to this tour and it was an excellent thing to do. The ex police officer who led the tour was very friendly and both relaxed and professional in his delivery. He was extremely knowledgeable and held...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank tracyo450
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Such a wonderful inner-city experience.The entrance is to the right, opposite a bar and you have be let through the doors. Once in you stand in a grand reception room, a cabinet with past police regalia tickles the fancy whilst you wait! Naturally, being run...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sim1Brighton
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rahul b
4 March 2018|
Response from Misty55Gravesend | Reviewed this property |
When we booked there were other tours available I think. It must be available to volunteers to do it I think. Should be able to check on the desk or by phone the other times. I recommend you do it, very good.
20 June 2017|
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Response from davidbN8201ZA | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
Carole B
12 May 2017|
Response from JamesStonhold | Reviewed this property |
I think that parts have access and parts do not ,being down stairs .