Greater Manchester Police Museum

Greater Manchester Police Museum Come and discover one of Manchester's hidden gems! A Victorian police station in the heart of the No
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‘Explore Manchester’s hidden past – a labyrinth of alleyways and slums, interrupted only by the huge mills casting shadows below. An eerie underworld where police officers were kept busy apprehending unsavoury characters of all ages. The Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives enables you to experience what life was really like for these officers in a busy Victorian police station. You’ll al

so see how times have changed and how policing has evolved to meet today’s needs. Located in the historic Northern Quarter of Manchester, the Museum was one of the cities earliest police stations and has been lovingly restored to reflect the reality of policing in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s. See where Manchester’s criminals were charged and fingerprinted before being put into the cells, often packed with up to twelve men on a busy night! Why not take a seat on one of the cell beds with their wooden pillows. Admire the polished wood panels and stained glass in the 1895 Magistrate’s Court and experience how inmates would have felt standing in the dock!

Don't forget we are open today from 10.30am -4pm (last admission 3pm). Why not join one of the court sessions or see if ...
03/08/2023

Don't forget we are open today from 10.30am -4pm (last admission 3pm).
Why not join one of the court sessions or see if you have the detective skills to complete our trail?

We are open today from 10.30am until 4pm (last admission 3pm). Come and escape the rain for free family fun.
27/07/2023

We are open today from 10.30am until 4pm (last admission 3pm). Come and escape the rain for free family fun.

Great news! The museum will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, for free family fun.Doors ...
20/07/2023

Great news! The museum will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, for free family fun.
Doors open at 10.30am until 4pm (last admission 3pm) from Tuesday 25th July to Thursday 31st August.

We are pleased to announce that the Nicholls Shield (Jack's Plaque) has been donated to the museum this week after some ...
14/04/2022

We are pleased to announce that the Nicholls Shield (Jack's Plaque) has been donated to the museum this week after some years in hiding.

👮‍♂️Do you remember the founder of the trophy, Inspector Jack Nicholls?

🏆What are your memories of Drill competitions at Bruche for the honour of the trophy?

🥇Did your class ever win the trophy?

We'd love to hear your stories! Comment below.

👮‍♀️Were you a   working in the 1970s or 80s? 🔬Would you be interested in assisting with PhD research? Charlotte, a PhD ...
07/04/2022

👮‍♀️Were you a working in the 1970s or 80s?

🔬Would you be interested in assisting with PhD research?

Charlotte, a PhD researcher from Staffordshire University is "interested in policewomen's experiences in a male-dominated environment, how they navigated this, and how their role in the workplace changed over the years"

Charlotte is looking to interview a variety of former policewomen; Interviews will last between 60-90 minutes and will take place over Microsoft Teams.

If you are interested details are listed in the pictures below, please pass onto interested colleagues & friends.

GMP Retired NARPO

  | Looking for something to do today? Come see our Victorian courtroom, cells and whole range of displays & exhibits. T...
05/04/2022

| Looking for something to do today? Come see our Victorian courtroom, cells and whole range of displays & exhibits.

The GMP is open today 5 April from 10:30am - 3:30pm. We're situated on Newton Street in ’s Northern Quarter.

Walk in space available!

We're open today and have walk in slots available all day! Come and meet our special guests, The Drone Unit or The Force...
05/04/2022

We're open today and have walk in slots available all day!

Come and meet our special guests, The Drone Unit or The Force Contact Centre.

The ongoing digitisation of our archive allows us to share our wonderful resources with you much faster and easier than ...
29/03/2022

The ongoing digitisation of our archive allows us to share our wonderful resources with you much faster and easier than before.

It also allows us to carefully study the information without causing any further wear and tear on the physical books. This Appointment Register from Manchester is over 160 years old!

If you have an ancestor you'd like us to look up, email us: [email protected]

It's a beautiful morning in Manchester for the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society fair at Central Library Ma...
26/03/2022

It's a beautiful morning in Manchester for the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society fair at Central Library Manchester.

Come and see us at stall 13, we've got out digitised registers to perform on the spot searches for your ancestors!

Are you interested in researching your ancestors?Join us at Manchester Central Library this Saturday  (26/3) along with ...
22/03/2022

Are you interested in researching your ancestors?

Join us at Manchester Central Library this Saturday (26/3) along with many others to discover your past!

We will be holding a stall and helping you discover your history with our digitised Appointment and Alien Registers. Find us at stall 13!

Family History in Greater Manchester

Hip, hip, hip, hooray - more tickets released today. Extra tickets available for tomorrow's additional open day, gets yo...
23/02/2022

Hip, hip, hip, hooray - more tickets released today. Extra tickets available for tomorrow's additional open day, gets yours here!!

Please use this form to book your entry slot for our extra half term open day…

Happy Friday everyone! We now have more entry tickets available on the 15th & 22nd February for half term.https://gmpmus...
11/02/2022

Happy Friday everyone! We now have more entry tickets available on the 15th & 22nd February for half term.
https://gmpmuseum.co.uk/visiting/book-your-visit/…

Book Your Visit To help keep you and our team safe, booking is now essential to visit GMP Museum on our public open days (Tuesdays + additional days in schools holidays). To book school and…

Girls just want to... Manage collections! Accessioning our latest donations into the collection, a fabulous set of glass...
21/01/2022

Girls just want to... Manage collections!

Accessioning our latest donations into the collection, a fabulous set of glass slides depicting police & prison life at the turn on the century.

Definitely the best part of the job.



Thank you very much members of Manchester Deaf Centre for visiting us yesterday. It was great to meet you!
21/01/2022

Thank you very much members of Manchester Deaf Centre for visiting us yesterday. It was great to meet you!

Look where our Wellbeing group visited on Thursday the Greater Manchester Police Museum. A big thank you to them for a warm welcome.
If anyone is interested in joining our Wellbeing group please contact [email protected] 🙂

We've got some lovely houseguests in with us today!  &  are shooting an intriguing film in the courtroom...
21/01/2022

We've got some lovely houseguests in with us today!

&
are shooting an intriguing film in the courtroom...

Now we know that today is   but please do not go to the same lengths as Alfred Pilling. He stole 56lb of cheese in 1909....
20/01/2022

Now we know that today is but please do not go to the same lengths as Alfred Pilling.

He stole 56lb of cheese in 1909. (Thats about the same weight as a 50”TV!) & received a month in prison for his dairy related crime.


Double selfie! Kat & Fred having a chat in the dock.
19/01/2022

Double selfie! Kat & Fred having a chat in the dock.

Angela, queen of the shop for   !
19/01/2022

Angela, queen of the shop for !

We are not bound by the constraints of the building on   day! Volunteer Sandie on
19/01/2022

We are not bound by the constraints of the building on day!

Volunteer Sandie on

Our volunteers are getting in on the   action for   ! Tony with an array of evidence in the crime room.
19/01/2022

Our volunteers are getting in on the action for !

Tony with an array of evidence in the crime room.

Why the long face? It's   Neigh, surely not!
19/01/2022

Why the long face? It's Neigh, surely not!

Wednesday 19th January is   Day. We want to see your best selfies from the museum past & present, this is your 24 hour w...
17/01/2022

Wednesday 19th January is Day.

We want to see your best selfies from the museum past & present, this is your 24 hour warning if you are visiting us tomorrow!

Tag us & we'll retweet our favourites on Wed.

Yesterday we were very fortunate to receive a new donation into the collection.'The Manchester Vigil' was painted by art...
14/01/2022

Yesterday we were very fortunate to receive a new donation into the collection.

'The Manchester Vigil' was painted by artist and officer, Pete Wiles in 2017 to commemorate a city coming together in the aftermath of the Arena bombing.

It was commissioned by a Detective Inspector working on the case and hung in the office where much of the investigation was undertaken.

The painting has subsequently been reproduced and prints sold to make money for charity. We are very thankful to have been offered the original and are pleased to give it a new home at the museum.

If we had a museum pet, we'd dress them like this...maybe
14/01/2022

If we had a museum pet, we'd dress them like this...maybe


Happy   day!Back in 2004 we were fortunate enough to receive funding from  to move & restore the 1895 Courtroom at Dento...
11/01/2022

Happy day!

Back in 2004 we were fortunate enough to receive funding from to move & restore the 1895 Courtroom at Denton to the museum.

Isn't it beautiful?

We are looking to stock new products in our shop and want to know what you think.Which would you prefer? Dog, horse, or ...
11/01/2022

We are looking to stock new products in our shop and want to know what you think.

Which would you prefer? Dog, horse, or bear?

Let us know below (or about anything else you'd like us to stock).

New digital resource available! Discover the life and times of Constable & author, Thomas Smethurst in this interactive ...
07/01/2022

New digital resource available!

Discover the life and times of Constable & author, Thomas Smethurst in this interactive image! 👮👮👮

https://gmpmuseum.co.uk/collection-item/thomas-smethurst-constable-author/

Thomas Smethurst was a constable at the turn of the 19th century and his self penned books have given us a unique insight into the lives of constables at this time. …

"Be glad this Christmas Day, with warm hearts, pleasant feelings, and good will to all".  Thomas Smethurst, Reminiscence...
25/12/2021

"Be glad this Christmas Day, with warm hearts, pleasant feelings, and good will to all". Thomas Smethurst, Reminiscences.

Merry Christmas to all, especially to those working in the emergency services over the holidays, from the museum team. We look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.

Kevin and the team at the Greater Manchester Police Museum would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
25/12/2021

Kevin and the team at the Greater Manchester Police Museum would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

24/12/2021
Handcuff time for Kevin. That’s what you get for pinching all the mince pies! Don’t worry we will let him out later (we ...
24/12/2021

Handcuff time for Kevin. That’s what you get for pinching all the mince pies!
Don’t worry we will let him out later (we promise).

Thank you to all our followers for all your support this year! The team are now away for Christmas but will return on th...
23/12/2021

Thank you to all our followers for all your support this year!

The team are now away for Christmas but will return on the 4th January.

You can book your entry slot for the New Year here: https://gmpmuseum.co.uk/visiting/book-your-visit/

Poor Kevin. He ate all our mince pies… oh dear
23/12/2021

Poor Kevin. He ate all our mince pies… oh dear

Kevin stop climbing up things! Or at least dust while you are there.
22/12/2021

Kevin stop climbing up things!
Or at least dust while you are there.

Address

57A Newton Street
Manchester
M11ET

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:30am - 3:15pm
Thursday 10:30am - 3:30pm

Telephone

+441618563287

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