- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
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
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
Newton street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1ET, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Tuesday (and Thursday during school holidays) 10:30 - 15:30
Other weekdays by appointment for group visits
30 minutes before attraction closes
Due to the age of the building there is restricted access for prams and pushchairs.
Parking Charges apply.