GMP Museum (Greater Manchester Police Museum)

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The GMP Museum (Greater Manchester Police Museum) is a free attraction in the heart of Manchester.

Funded by the Greater Manchester Police in 1981 the Museum is a collection of archive material and objects relating to the history of policing Manchester throughout the years.

Victorian Prison Cell at GMP Museum (Greater Manchester Police Museum) on Offbeat Attractions

Victorian Prison Cell at GMP Museum (Greater Manchester Police Museum)

Visitors can talk to staff and volunteers about policing Manchester and explore Manchester’s hidden past.

The GMP Museum is housed in a Victorian Police Station on Newston Street in the City Centre. The building is original and many of the old cells & courtroom still exist.

Victorian corridor showing prison cells at the GMP Museum (Greater Manchester Police Museum)

Victorian corridor showing prison cells at the GMP Museum (Greater Manchester Police Museum)

You can stand in the dock – hear the sound of the cell door closing behind you or stand in the charge office – feeling history come to life.The museum also has an iPhone app which you can use to accompany you around the museum. On the app are photos of policing from the very first days on the beat and the best bit – find out about your ancestors in the Police Archive!

GMP Museum Information

Opening Times

  • The open days are every Tuesday (and Thursday during the school holidays – following Manchester Council term dates)
  • 10.30am – 3.30pm (last admission at 3pm)

Prices

  • Admission is free

Location

  • GMP Museum & Archives
    57a Newton Street
    Northern Quarter
    Manchester
    M1 1ET

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