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“Brilliant.”

Derby Police Museum
Ranked #56 of 98 things to do in Derby
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed September 8, 2017

This museum is actually inside the Derby Goal Museum so you can do both in the same visit. Being a retired Police Officer I found this very interesting which is full of information about Policing in days gone by. Plenty of stuff to read and articles to view so well worth the visit.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Derby police museum and gaol. Two rooms of Derbyshire
Police history. Plus lots of cells to visit.
A room of the first known police id photos.
See the gallows, early forensics, history of Derby criminals.
Only open on Saturdays, £3 admission. Plenty of free parking. Kids can try the shackles, hang rope, etc.
Cafe serving drinks and snacks.
The guy on the till was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Would recommend.

1  Thank Carmen B
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

We were talking to the pub and a person pointed to the police museum! so we just started walking in and we realised that it was closing but the staff still let us in and explained the stuff. they were very nice because they could of us to go away but they didn't, some good info and had a giggle.

4  Thank Teresa A
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

I attended the Police museums open day which was well attended by some many people and there was so much to do for the children. Members of staff were dressed in police uniforms and they where taking tours around the Gaol but also the Police museum. they were all very helpful in answering any questions we had on the day.

There was three old police cars on the grass and they allowed you to have a look inside but also selling items for the police fund they help, Help for heroes had a stand selling items and giving info on what they are doing in Derbyshire.

If you have not been its worth a visit they have old police items from swords, helmets, swords & guns. Many of the items have not come from the old police museum which was in St Mary's Gate.

keep up the good work guys and i will be visiting again.

1  Thank BuffaloBill_1890
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Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

They had an event going off so we decided to take the kids to see a bit of history and have a day out. at the time as we went through the gates somebody told us it wasn't worth £3 pound per adult but we wasn't going to let that stop us.

Pros
They was a few interesting things old police cars and as you went in to the building it looked very old we looked in every room it was very interesting and very informative and staff where very helpful and a lot of history there.

Cons
It was very cramp to say the least our visit lasted 20 minutes we thought it would of been a little bigger I personally wouldn't recommend taking children depending up on age and in all fairness without sounding cheap I wouldn't say £3 pound per person was worth it special if you got a big family.

So my overall review of the place is its a great place to go if your studying about the police and want to see what the old cells used to be like and how forensics have changed I wouldn't recommend for children under 10.

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