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Greater Manchester Police Museum

57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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Half term highlight

Did this in the half term break. Really enjoyed it, very informative and the volunteers on duty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
helen s
Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester's Hidden attraction

One of the best museum visits that I have ever to, with plenty of things to do for young and old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John W
Manchester, 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
57A Newton Street, Manchester M1 1ET, England
+44 161 856 4500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this in the half term break. Really enjoyed it, very informative and the volunteers on duty very helpful and dedicated.

Thank helen s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best museum visits that I have ever to, with plenty of things to do for young and old, the history of the police force in Manchester from the inception of policing through to the modern day if your young try dressing up...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a group of thirty children aged between 3-11 years old and the absolutely loved it, our guide was fantastic asking questions getting the children very much involved, the museum itself is amazing the old cells were great and reading about all the convicts...More

Thank Jenni C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Manchester police museum is the perfect attraction for young and old it has a great amount of hands on things for the young and lots of interesting pieces of information I also enjoyed going inside the old school prison cells.

Thank theep123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea this place existed until I spotted it via a random web search - ad what an absolute gem of a find! This place knocks spots off the likes of MOSI for engagement and interaction. NEVER have I been to a museum...More

1  Thank Cheshie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed visiting this museum and have been meaning to do so for a while. The staff were very friendly and it was fascinating to discover the history of policing in Manchester and surrounding areas, including stories about how past crimes were solved as well...More

Thank lovesfood189
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I took our two children (7&9) yesterday after shopping in Manchester. Deceptive in size, well laid out, really interesting facts, super helpful staff. We loved it and the only criticism was that we didn't have enough time! We'll be back.

1  Thank specialkpb
Reviewed 10 August 2017

There should be more museums like this. A really interesting place to visit especially for the younger ones as they can dress up into police uniforms and have their fingerprints taken! The volunteers were fantastic and couldn't half spin a yarn. It is on the...More

Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Excellent place for the kids and grown ups to visit. As an employee of GMP, I found it very interesting indeed.

Thank Lozbozz
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a really different and interested museum set right in the heart of the city centre and a short walk from either the train or bus station. A real step back in time and staffed by friendly volunteers. On the down side on the...More

Thank elaine d
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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