Glasgow Police Museum

Glasgow Police Museum
Glasgow Police Museum, First Floor, 30 Bell Street, Merchant City, Glasgow
G1 1LG
0141 552 1818
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The Glasgow Police Museum reflects Britain's first police force founded in 1800. The museum is an independent accredited museum set up and manned by volunteer members of The Glasgow Police Heritage Society. The Society is not connected to Police Scotland and receives no funding from them or Glasgow City Council

What can be found at the venue?
Collection of artifacts
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
The Glasgow Police Historical Exhibition contains artifacts and text boards which provide a historical insight into the people, events and other factors which contributed to the founding, development and progress of Britain’s first Police force, the City of Glasgow Police from 1779-1975. The International Police Exhibition in the museum illustrates the spread of policing throughout the World. Over 2000 items of insignia, headgear and uniforms from every country in the World are on display.
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
Entry to the museum is free and there is no need to book in advance. However, if you enjoyed your visit and wish to make a donation to ensure the survival of the museum in these difficult times, this would be appreciated.
Opening times: 1 April to 31 October: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 4.30 pm; 1 Nov to 31 Mar: Tuesday 10 am to 4.30 pm; Sunday 12 noon to 4.30 pm
Available services or facilities
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
There is a lift from the entrance foyer of building to the first floor. The rest of the museum is one level. Toilets available but they are not ‘disabled toilets’.
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