About the museum
History is brought back to life at the Greater Manchester Police Museum. Venture into the original Victorian cells with their wooden pillows and the Charge office of Newton Street Police Station where time has stood still for over 120 years.
Explore our galleries containing historic police equipment and uniforms from the region. Uncover the fascinating world of forgery and forensic science. Admire the polished wood panels and stained glass of our genuine 1895 Magistrates' Court. Our transport gallery contains a variety of vehicles used by the police from the 1950s to the modern day. The museum also possesses extensive archive and photographic collections that may be viewed by prior arrangement. Family, local and police history enquiries also welcome by post.