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Glasgow Police Museum

30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
+44 141 552 1818
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Informative & interesting

Take an hour to visit this wonderful museum highlighting the inception and interesting facts on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
palvey60
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Beverley, United Kingdom
Police Museum

I went back here as the last time I had visited it was in a different location. A bit more on show... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert W
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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The Glasgow Police Museum illustrates the history of the Glasgow Police 1779 - 1975, through artifacts, stories and images. Its International Room has uniforms and insignia from EVERY country in the World.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“police force” (55 reviews)
“police uniforms” (36 reviews)
“ex police” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
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+44 141 552 1818
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Take an hour to visit this wonderful museum highlighting the inception and interesting facts on this force that no longer exists. The volunteers were helpful, friendly and interesting

Thank palvey60
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went back here as the last time I had visited it was in a different location. A bit more on show than previous, lots of good info on police forces and their equipment/uniforms from around the world. Also has a area on past Glasgow...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a little gem of a place. Can easily be missed and needs some really good signage outside. Had an excellent 1.5 hours here and although we aren't ex police, we still found it really fascinating. Set out well and easy to follow. The staff...More

Thank Spikeywestyorkshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely little museum full of police history, need to spend time reading the information around to get the full benefit. Mature chaps running it are all lovely and passionate about the history

Thank Mother1963
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this museum accidentally one day. I was out exploring and I saw a sign for it. It is a small hole in the wall kind of place but has some amazing history. The volunteers work hard to answer all your questions if...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited the Glasgow Police Museum and it was really interesting. The whole history of Glasgow Policing is explained and there are many great photos and uniforms on display. It is being run by volunteers Kenny and Alistair who were very informative and welcoming. Definitely...More

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely small museum, the volunteer historians are very knowledgeable. I would have loved more information about communication and old school biometric technologies though, but that was just my preference.

Thank tracey L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but different. Friendly staff. Good collection of uniforms from different eras. Worth a visit for history buffs.

Thank Jvalant
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is well worth a visit, check opening times before travel, I was lucky that I picked a time when it was open. staff are willing to give extra information if you require it. Lots of memorabilia and interesting stories.

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little museum very interesting , very informative and knowledgeable staff,very pleasant too. Well worth a visit.

Thank terrierz
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Sasa474
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Response from jackgr | Reviewed this property |
I dont think what is on display would be of a lot of interest to young children. A lot of what is on display requires reading. It is a small exhibition and does not take very long to visit so I dont think thry would be there... More
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