Greater Manchester Police Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

  • Cells at Greater Manchester Police Museum
  • Police car at Greater Manchester Police Museum

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor

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


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Greater Manchester Police Museum's website
01618 563287

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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


Free admission

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Guest suitability

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

Parking facilities

Parking Charges apply.