Tayside Police Museum
Organisation: Museum, Police Force
Collections held: Police, Prisons
Dates: 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present
Facebook Page: Tayside Police Museum Kirriemuir
Located on the ground floor of Kirriemuir Police Station in the town’s Reform Street, the Tayside Police Museum is a joint venture between Police Scotland, Angus Council, and the Kirriemuir Heritage Trust.
The Museum charts the history of policing in Dundee City, Perth & Kinross, and Angus, using displays of artefacts, documents, and photographs, covering the period from the early 1800s through to the 1980s.
There are sections on uniform, equipment, communication, offensive weapons, the Police Pipe Band, Special Constables, and so much more. There is also an exhibit referencing the last person to be hanged in Dundee, William Henry Bury, who went to the gallows in 1889 for the murder of his wife, and when confessing to his crime, claimed to be Jack The Ripper.
Reform Street, Kirriemuir DD8 4BS
Contact: Hamish Gray- firstname.lastname@example.org
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Internal only (staff), External (public)
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