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Glasgow Police Museum

30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
+44 141 552 1818
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Very interesting

Was pleasantly surprised at this museum - we expected it just to be in a old room in the building... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
821allisonl
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Emergency Service Enthusiasts Heaven!

Fantastic collection of various police uniforms from across the globe! Plenty of artifacts on... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
IslasDadAgain
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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The Glasgow Police Museum illustrates the history of the Glasgow Police 1779 - 1975, through artifacts, stories and images. Its International Room has uniforms and insignia from EVERY country in the World.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Was pleasantly surprised at this museum - we expected it just to be in a old room in the building, but it is bright and modern. Initially we went to learn a little about the history of the Police in the Glasgow area related to...More

Thank 821allisonl
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Fantastic collection of various police uniforms from across the globe! Plenty of artifacts on display including old batons, case files and various patches. Small little shop to purchase goods which are reasonably priced and the volunteers were extremely helpful with providing information about the force...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

What a fascinating little gem of a museum. Once inside you are met by the friendly staff who are very informative. The two gentlemen I met are ex police officers who have a passion for keeping the history of the police alive. If you are...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

It's not very visible, and you need to be buzzed in, but once inside this small museum, one can find a fascinating array of displays about the Glasgow police department dating back to its earliest of days, including story boards about famous criminal cases. There...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hidden away in the Merchant City area of Glasgow this wee gem is well worth a visit. Helpful and very friendly ex-policemen are there to guide you through the many exhibits.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped by this museum since my brother is a retired police officer. Met Allister when we went in and he walked around with us and explained everything to us. The collection is Amazing! He amount of different uniforms they have collected is staggering. Good way...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Great way to spend a few hours with kids. Easy to access and plenty to see. A must see for all ages .

Thank Angela O
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Glasgow Police Museum is not one of the major museum venues in the city, but is well worth a visit. Situated in Bell Street, it is handy for visitors with a short time to spend in the city centre. As well as giving the background...More

Thank DrMedieval
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

A small but very interesting museum about the history of the Glasgow police force. The volunteer could tell a good story.

Thank Marco W
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very nice collection of police memorabilia and interesting history. Enjoyed reading about the history. A must for anyone interested in law enforcement. It's small but loaded with a great collection.

Thank Kathy N
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Sasa474
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Response from jackgr | Reviewed this property |
I dont think what is on display would be of a lot of interest to young children. A lot of what is on display requires reading. It is a small exhibition and does not take very long to visit so I dont think thry would be there... More
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