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.
Philip Mundee | Feb 3, 2018
A well presented museum brought to life by the friendly and very knowledgeable team of guides. Expect to spend an hour and a half working your way through from the old police box to the courtroom via the forbidding cells. Well worth a visit.
Con Burnes | Nov 24, 2017
Brilliant local history museum with friendly knowable staff. It's only open on a Tuesday 10.30 to 3.30 but well worth a visit. Free entry with plenty to see inside. One of the most impressive parts is the court room upstairs, it really is a credit to all those who restored it back to it's former state after being closed up for so many years.
Spidey Burns | Nov 23, 2017
Fantastic local history museum a five minute walk from the city centre, although they only open on a Tuesday it's well worth a visit. With helpful and knowledgeable staff this makes it a great way to spend an hour or two. Be sure to visit the courtroom upstairs which is fully accessible if you have mobility problems.
Alison Lowe | Dec 12, 2017
Excellent educational day out. Lots and lots to see. I was really amazed with the facilities and the staff. A little hard to find so give yourself time to park and walk. Really enjoyable day out.
Jon Styles | Jan 13, 2018
Go here. Do not miss it. A simple but well put togther museum. You can see the volunteers who run in period costumes. They all have fabulous knowledge about the items on display and the stories of the crimes they were used in! Don't miss the courtroom upstairs once you have seen the cells, if you're lucky you can see real police officers undegoing court training. If you do take time to sit and listen. Considering it is free it is somewhere not to be missed. Also walk around the outside of the building as it still has the origional stonework details. Check opening times carefully as it was only open one day a week when I was there. Was a great find and easy to get to.
Gordon Watkin | Mar 8, 2018
Excellent place to visit, volunteers retired policemen. They tell exactly how it was. Very entertaining.
Natalie Hall-Gardiner | Mar 23, 2018
Fabulous history. Free of charge. A must see.
Sandra Moore | Apr 27, 2018
Really interesting place to visit, Informed talk by one of the Ex police officers about the history of the Court room. Worth a visit
Lizzie Holt | Apr 12, 2018
Lovely little museum, volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. The kids loved dressing up and playing in the court room.
Donna Haden | Aug 11, 2018
Great to see how much things have changed over the years plenty to see
JD Gilmore | Jul 27, 2018
Nice museum. Dressing-up uniforms. Nice courtroom. Friendly guides.
Sara Bellamy | Aug 10, 2018
A little gem of a museum. Only small but plenty to see - the children love going in the old cells and visiting the courtroom ! The staff there are always friendly.
Frances Mitchell | Aug 13, 2018
The guides are very informative, it appeals to all ages, it really is a hidden gem.
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