Museum / Collection

Address: Nairn Museum Ltd, Viewfield House, Viewfield Drive, Nairn, Nairnshire
IV12 4EE
Phone:
01667 456791
Region or country:
Scotland

tems relating to crime and punishment include the Nairnshire Police Force uniforms and an original cell door from Nairn Prison. As well as artefacts, Nairn Museum also has some paperwork with the history of policing in Nairn and Nairnshire and also a few photographs of previous policemen. The documents also contain references to the Poor House at Balblair.

What can be found at the venue?:
Collection of artifacts
Details of opening for public access and / or research services:
Nairn Museum is open April – October, Monday-Friday 10.00-4.30pm, Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm.
Available services or facilities:
Shop
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements:
Covid preventative measures are in place to make visiting as safe as possible. These include: hand sanitizer dispensers, screen at reception, protective masks, and disposable gloves for browsing shop area. Note: payment by card preferred.
Date information added or updated::
01/12/2021
Entry ID No::
014
Old Police Cells Museum
Address: Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Road, Brighton
BN1 1EE
Phone:
01273 901 272
Region or country:
England (South East & Isle of Wight)

The Old Police Cells Museum preserves 13 original cells in the basement of Brighton Town Hall and also has a collection (c.1830-) of uniforms, memorabilia, evidence materials, communication and police equipment. The police station was condemned as unfit for use in 1929 but continued in use up 1967, just before the amalgamation of five separate forces; East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, into Sussex Constabulary in 1968. The force was rebranded as Sussex Police in 1974.

What can be found at the venue?:
Collection of artifacts, Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual:
Collection of artefacts relating to Sussex Police; including 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?:
Yes
Web address of online collections catalogue:
Details of opening for public access and / or research services:
Mondays 10.00-13.00; Saturdays 10.00-13.00; also by appointment.
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements:
No information on accessibility given. The museum has a booking system for booking a timed slot to visit the museum. The museum also takes part in Track and Trace. Book at: https://www.oldpolicecellsmuseum.com/planning-your-visit
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/
Date information added or updated::
30/11/2021
Entry ID No::
007
Address: Penrith and Eden Museum, Robinson’s School, Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 7PT
Phone:
01768865105
Region or country:
England (North West)

The museum holds some material from the former Cumbria police museum at Carleton Hall.

What can be found at the venue?:
Collection of artifacts
Details of opening for public access and / or research services:
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements:
he ground floor of Penrith and Eden Museum is accessible for wheelchairs and buggies; there is a level access point to the building from Middlegate. The upper floor ‘Ages of Eden’ geology display can be seen from a ground floor computer kiosk. An illustrated and descriptive printed guide is also available. Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

A hearing induction loop is installed in the galleries.

We have large print guides for our galleries.

Seats are available in all of our galleries.

The Museum also has an extensive handling collection for use with group visits and outreach. Tactile resources are available as part of our handling sessions, or on prior request.
Date information added or updated::
01/12/2021
Entry ID No::
015
Address: Wapping High Street, London
E1W 2NE
Region or country:
England (London)

The Thames Police Museum has existed in its present form since 1974 and is run under the auspices of the Thames Police Association. It is a small but very popular collection that records the history of policing on the River Thames from 1798 to the present

What can be found at the venue?:
Collection of artifacts, Historic building or site
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?:
No
Web address of any other online resources:
Details of opening for public access and / or research services:
Because the museum is housed within a working police station, visits must be arranged by prior appointment. Visits are normally conducted by the Honourary Curator, a retired serving officer with many years experience of policing the river.
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements:
No Information
Date information added or updated::
01/12/2021
Entry ID No::
012
Winchcombe Museum
Address: The Old Town Hall, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GL54 5LJ
Region or country:
England (South West)

The museum is located on the upper floor in the Victorian Old Town Hall building which is situated at the T-junction in the centre of Winchcombe. It can easily be recognised by the large round clock overhanging the main road. Since becoming redundant in 1883.

The museum also houses a collection of British and International police uniforms – both historic and modern.

What can be found at the venue?:
Collection of artifacts, Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual:
The museum contains the Ross Simms police collection; the Old Town Hall has had many uses including a local Court of Petty Sessions (with easy access to the stocks)
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?:
No
Web address of any other online resources:
Details of opening for public access and / or research services:
The website suggests the museum is not currently open to the public because of Covid restrictions.
Available services or facilities:
Shop
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements:
We have a lift, so the museum is suitable for wheelchair users.
Other connected heritage sites, museums or archives:
None given
Date information added or updated::
26/11/2021
Entry ID No::
001