Imagine stepping back in time to a Victorian Manchester, a city of gas lamps and narrow alleys, of slums and unruly alehouses. Now imagine a busy police station in the heart of that city from where police officers arrested criminals and upheld the law.
History is brought back to life at the Greater Manchester Police Museum.
Venture into the original Victorian cells with their wooden pillows and the Charge Office of Newton Street Police Station where time has stood still for over 120 years.
Marvel at the stained glass windows and polished wood panels of the Denton Magistrates' Court, built in 1895 and now restored and preserved at Newton Street.
Explore our galleries containing historic police equipment and uniforms from the region.
Uncover the fascinating world of forgery and forensic science.
Our transport gallery contains a variety of vehicles used by the police from the 1950s to the modern day.
The museum also possesses extensive archive and photographic collections which may be viewed by prior arrangement. Family, local and police history enquiries also welcome by post.
Open Tuesday 10.30am to 3.30pm
Other weekdays by appointment
Closed weekends and public holidays
Please allow 1.5 hours for your visit. All group visits must be by prior arrangement
Recommended maximum group number 20.
Access ramps, lift and unisex toilet for visitors with disabilities. Souvenir Shop. Toilets
No refreshments or parking available on site, but please ask about disabled parking.
The museum is a ten minute walk from Piccadilly Railway Station,