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Glasgow Police Museum

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Neighbourhood: Merchant City
As featured in Museum Guide for Glasgow
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Address: 30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
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+44 141 552 1818
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Hidden Gem

Lovely little place, not too hard to find, staffed by two very friendly ex-policemen who know everything there is to know about the history of Glasgows police dept.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Cleveland
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little place, not too hard to find, staffed by two very friendly ex-policemen who know everything there is to know about the history of Glasgows police dept.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did you know that Glasgow was the first UK's police force? Great museum filled with all sorts of interesting history and stories, very knowledgeable friendly staff on hand ready to answer any questions. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Emma D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting exhibits and lovely, very knowledgeable curators! We got our own little guided tour by two gentlemen (didn't catch their names) who were both retired Glaswegian police officers and clearly were very passionate about the museum. A hidden gem of Glasgow!

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Thank Georgia v
Airdrie, Scotland
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This has so much about Glasgow police which is the oldest organised police forse in the UK. The historical items from famous murder cases in the city, the stories of them about the criminals and detectives and the overseas momentoes are great. Officers on duty are ex police who are so willing to talk you through it. All are voluntary... More 

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Thank ssenit
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Came across this by accident shocked I've never heard of the place, being glaswegian I think we miss out on a lot on our own doorstep due to not paying attention. The display here was fantastic all the old police stuff dating back hundreds of years. Staff onsite where brilliant too

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Thank tesscam
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Excellent place to spend part of an afternoon. Very informative and the uniforms were amazing compared to what the police wear today.

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Thank Gloria1949
Houston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was a very interesting place to visit on a Sunday afternoon,there is lots of factual information and stories from the past,I went with the view it would be boring and was pleasantly surprised

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Thank kati52016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My Fiancé and myself stumbled on this as we seen the man putting the sign out on the street and my goodness we are glad we did. William was fantastic and new his stuff gave us so much information but also gave us space to just wonder around and take in the information for ourselves. All the volunteers should be... More 

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Thank Louise9090
glasgow
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A fairly small museum bursting with factual information, history and police artefacts from old and new. Museum guide extremely friendly and very passionate about his former career. There is no entry fee.

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Thank di701
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

For quite a small museum, they have certainly packed in points of interest. Even though we live so close, we did not know about this museum. We did not know that the Glasgow Police pre-dated Robert Peel and his 'Peelers' by 50 years. The details about individual police officers, specific cases and the displays of various items will be of... More 

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