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Greater Manchester Police Museum

  • Manchester
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

At the Greater Manchester Police Museum, discover the stories of cops and robbers while learning loads about local history in one of the city’s earliest police stations. 

Step back in time to a hidden city of slums and unruly alehouses. You’ll see what life was really like for the police who worked there by exploring where criminals were charged, fingerprinted and the cells where they would often spend the night - sometimes 12 men at a time with nothing but wooden pillows!

During the Victorian era, police were kept busy apprehending all sorts of unsavoury characters in the shadows, so discover their tales and imagine yourself venturing into the darkness with nothing but your badge to protect you! The building itself is also an impressive sight, especially the Magistrate’s Courtroom. Just be sure to check ahead as there are limited opening times.

  • Explore one of Manchester's earliest police stations
  • See where criminals were fingerprinted
  • Hear tales of heroics and villainy
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Opening hours

Term Time
Tuesday 10:30 - 15:30

School Holidays
Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 - 15:30

Other weekdays by appointment for group visits

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Newton street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1ET, England

Phone number

01618 563287



Click here to visit Greater Manchester Police Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Parking Charges apply.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Greater Manchester Police Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Greater Manchester Police Museum has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Greater Manchester Police Museum is wheelchair friendly.

Due to the age of the building there is restricted access for prams and pushchairs. 

No, Greater Manchester Police Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Greater Manchester Police Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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