Coventry Police Museum

Coventry Police Museum
Region or country
England (West Midlands)

The Coventry Police Museum first opened in 1957, at Little Park Street, now Coventry Central Police Station. The museum closed in 2020 but opened as a 'pop-up' museum in a shop unit in Coventry city centre in 2021 for 12 months. The aim is to find a permanent place to have a Coventry Police Museum.

Until it reopens all enquiries should be made to West Midlands Police Museum.

What can be found at the venue?
Records or archive, Collection of artifacts
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
The collection had a 3D replica death mask of Mary Ball – the last woman to be hung in Coventry in 1849 – and original exhibits from the murder of Ring-o-Bells pub landlady Amy Davis in 1945, which remains unsolved to this day. Visitors can also learn more about the history of the city’s policing heritage, including tales of Edna Goodacre and Kathleen Rowe who became Coventry’s first female police officers in 1938, and Mohamed Yusuf Daar who made history in 1966 when he joined the city’s police force to become the first Asian officer in the country.
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
Currently closed until further notice
Other connected heritage sites, museums or archives
West Midlands Police Museum
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