Greater Manchester Police Museum, Manchester

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The Greater Manchester Police Museum is a former police station converted into a museum and archives detailing the history of policing in Greater Manchester, England. It was home to Manchester City Police and then its successors Manchester and Salford Police and Greater Manchester Police from 1879 until 1979.Upon its conversion to a museum in 1981 the interior was redesigned to reflect its past and now serves as a reminder of Victorian policing. The building was Grade II listed in 1994 as Former Newton Street Police Station.LocationLocated on Newton Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter it is a short walk away from Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly railway station.
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  • Great place to visit lots to see and a great history piece. We owe so much to our people who serve in the force. Its a big thank you from us  more »
  • Great museum, full of interesting police history and crime cases, with tips from retired policemen. Really enjoyed my time here. Only open Tuesdays.  more »
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  • A detailed and wonderfully preserved police station, complete with prisoner cells, interrogation rooms, forensic offices, seized weapons and other assorted nasty implements. Plenty of police history to last a while. Great for the kids to see. A real gem in the heart of Manchester, run by a dedicated crew of police and ex police who obviously love their work. It was great to see the small criminal court room on the top floor (which is unique in having 2 separate witness boxes for police and public). A completely separate exit for the magistrate, which leads out of the station totally independently of any paths through the station. I highly recommend coming here as it is a totally understated museum to visit.
  • Perhaps not a museum on the normal tourist trail but one well worth a visit if your in Manchester. It is open to the public only on a Tuesday's from 10.30am until 3.30pm and its Free ☺. If your interested in doing any research projects then you can obtain access most weekdays by prior arrangement. The museum has gone out of it's way to encourage as many people to visit it as possible. The whole site is very much wheelchair friendly with a lift to reach all the upper floors. Assistance dogs are welcome and its Autism friendly. It has a sovineer shop with the prices being reasonable. On the down side it has no dedicated car park attached to it. Several Pay and Display car parķs within easy walking distance. An interesting Museum which is well worth a visit in my opinion.
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