Bow Street Police Museum

Bow Street Police Museum
Bow Street Police Museum, 28 Bow Street, London
Region or country
England (London)

Bow Street Police Museum tells the story of the Bow Street Runners and the Metropolitan Police officers who patrolled the streets of Covent Garden in their footsteps. From eighteenth century crime fighting to the closure of one of London's first police stations in 1992, explore the important and fascinating tales of Bow Street and its unique links with police history.

What can be found at the venue?
Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
Former cells have become galleries where visitors can hear tales from those who once worked inside the station’s walls, displayed with previously unseen photographs that evoke the atmosphere of working life.
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11.00-16.30; Last admission 16.00; operates a timed-entry system. Tickets can be pre-booked online or purchased on arrival, depending on availability.
Charges: Admission: £6.00; Concessions: £4.50; Local residents: £3.00; National Art Pass: £3.00; Under 12’s: Free; Carers: Free
Available services or facilities
Shop, Toilets
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
Because we are located inside an historic building, access to the Museum is not always as straight forward as we would like it to be. We are committed to reviewing our offer, and welcome your thoughts and feedback about our services. The main entrance to the Museum includes one small step up from street level, and four medium sized steps up into the Museum’s main gallery. Each step measures approximately 15 cm in height.

Step-free entrance is via the main entrance of the NoMad London Hotel.
There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces available on Bow Street, subject to availability.
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