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Old Police Cells Museum

Bartholomew Square | Town Hall, Brighton BN1 1JS, England
+44 1273 291052
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You may well cop it here..

We spent an Absolutely brilliant couple of hours at this amazing place.. visit actual cells from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Great free tour

This was right outside our Jury's Inn hotel so we gave it a go and it was really interesting and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
neil e
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Bartholomew Square | Town Hall, Brighton BN1 1JS, England
+44 1273 291052
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an Absolutely brilliant couple of hours at this amazing place.. visit actual cells from the 1960's and earlier.. see the "weapons" the police used back then if attacked.. frightening. (imagine being hit by one) Old police helmets, 100 year old toilet.. clothes store,...More

1  Thank Ladytrance
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was right outside our Jury's Inn hotel so we gave it a go and it was really interesting and well worth it. Only run by volunteers and Phillip was a excellent guide who knew his stuff. Old cells, artefacts and even a time for...More

1  Thank neil e
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is clearly a young museum with ambitions to grow and offer more, but nevertheless there was plenty to see and relate to for adults and children. The guide was knowledgeable and did his best to keep everyone entertained with a number of anecdotes. It...More

Thank ChessPiece
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

An excellent free tour of the old Police Cells. Very interesting but perhaps not for younger children. Our tour guide was fabulous ... a retired police officer from Brighton who was extremely knowledgeable and not afraid to share some amusing anecdotes. You do need to...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had a very interesting and informative tour of the old police cells whilst on a break to Brighton. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept us all entertained. We got to see original cells and many displays of old equipment and...More

2  Thank YvonneMChapman
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is so difficult to review because it was both the best and worst thing we did in Brighton. I see the other positive reviews but they most definitely didn't get our guide! At times we felt we were on a hidden camera show as...More

13  Thank tpbel
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked to go on this tour as we were visiting Brighton and we're looking for things to do. It was such an interesting tour. Our guide Dave had such a knowledge and passion for the place and had some great stories...More

3  Thank supergrovernova
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We attended a wedding here which was great fun. After the wedding all the guests had a tour of this old Police facility. They also have photographs and memorabilia on show and a small selection of gifts, you can also try on old uniforms for...More

1  Thank localse11
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I went with my mother yesterday and almost I can say definitely go and see it! The tours are run by volunteers and they have such great knowledge. The exhibition is well thought out and great fun. And there is something to be said for...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

It was brilliant part of the fringe festival and thoroughly recommended. A little freaky in parts but not sure you would expect anything less!

1  Thank bootcamptc
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20 June 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
Carole B
11 May 2017|
Response from JamesStonhold | Reviewed this property |
I think that parts have access and parts do not ,being down stairs .
21 July 2016|
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Response from PishPash | Reviewed this property |
Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday in summer season.Access is by pre-booked guided tours at 10.30 am But you can often walk in and join the group at that time. It is volunteer run. To book your place in advance telephone... More