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Greater Manchester Police Museum

57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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A 'GEM' of amazing interest.

We spent 4hrs listening to the stories and facts of the mostly retired police officer volunteers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
A short but sweet visit

We were lucky that we were in Manchester on the Tuesday morning, as that's the only day this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Come and explore our 1879 Police Station! Inside we have Uniform, Crime and Transport displays as well as the station itself in which you can see the original Charge Office, Cells and an 1895 Magistrates Courtroom from Denton. Our volunteers, many of whom are retired officers will be on hand to chat to and answer any of your questions about life on the beat. The museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, but tours by appointment can be made on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Free entry!
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57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 4hrs listening to the stories and facts of the mostly retired police officer volunteers and viewing the fascinating police memorabilia. My, what an amazing visit!! Free entrance to the many viewing rooms, cells, charge office, station front desk plus uniforms from conception to...More

2  Thank carol.stansfield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky that we were in Manchester on the Tuesday morning, as that's the only day this excellent little museum opens! It does not take too long to get round it - about an hour tops - but it is very interesting indeed. Lots...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great idea to come here, the level of detail and the knowledge of the volunteers was outstanding as well as interaction (children in the dock in the courtroom, being told to stand by the policeman), which they duly did. You could even try...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum with plenty of interesting stories about both the pieces within and policing throughout the years. Very busy with young children in half term so may be worth visiting outside of school holidays so you can chat with the ex-police officers staffing the...More

Thank Nathan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a couple of hours to fill before catching our train home and found this offbeat place to visit. It is staffed by volunteers who know their stuff and who seemed to enjoy what they do. We found details of opening times on the...More

Thank furrrrrball30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little museum, you can go into a court ans get locked in a cell. lots of photos kids can sit in the back of a Police van or car and put the sirens on.

Thank hayseyd43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to visit with little ones. Only open on Tuesday and maybe Thursday in school holidays. You may see police dogs or police horses in the courtyard. You can dress as a policeman or PCSO. You can visit the old cells and a magistrate’s...More

Thank 700kayg
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Have known of this museum for years but never got around to going as only open on a Tuesday. Struck it lucky as due to staff shortages only guided tours were available. Last one was 2:30 and we arrived at 2:25 so just in time....More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Our group visited this place in September 2017. It's located in part of the old central police station. Our guide was a real character, an ex police sergeant in uniform,and his knowledge about policing and the exhibits in the museum added greatly to the visit...More

Thank superwhite63
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Obviously as an ex cop and friends with some of the guides I will be a little biased but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it . Handily placed on Newton Street ( for me ) as I could walk into town...More

1  Thank R0bin_1999
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Luke E
26 September 2017|
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Response from bikerdave2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.. when I went it was quite quiet and I seem to remember that they were showing people handcuffs and truncheons and stuff. I think the answer is yes provided you don't go in the height of the holidays when they may... More
19 February 2016|
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Response from Arthur_Tash | Reviewed this property |
This has been copied from their website............ If you would like to book a private tour for between 5- 25 people we offer these on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours last between one and a half to two hours and... More