Old Police Cells Museum

Old Police Cells Museum
Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square, Brighton
Region or country
England (South East & Isle of Wight)

Located in Brighton, this museum showcases a collection of Sussex related policing objects. The museum is situated in the old Brighton police holding cells.

What can be found at the venue?
Records or archive, Collection of artifacts, Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
The historic site was used from 1832-1967. The majority of the collection is on loan from Sussex Police and includes the model of the Grand Hotel in Brighton which was badly damaged by a bomb planted by the IRA (Irish Republican Army).
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Web address of online collections catalogue
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
Saturday mornings for booked tours only. 10.30 and 11.30 tours. Adult tickets: £5, children and students: £4
Available services or facilities
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
There is parking nearby.

Due to the limitations of the historic building, physical access is restricted. There is a lift which allows access to one side of the museum. The other side of the museum is accessed via 4 steps. We have some subtitled videos. Please see the accessibility policy here: https://www.oldpolicecellsmuseum.com/policies
Other connected heritage sites, museums or archives
Extensive archives for Sussex Police can be found at The Keep which covers East Sussex, Brighton and Hove at: https://www.thekeep.info/about_us/. Main collections are under SPA prefix. Also West Sussex Record Office at: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-community/history-and-heritage/west-sussex-record-office/
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