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Glasgow Police Museum

30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
+44 141 552 1818
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Shortwalk to Bell street from West Cambell street very impressed by the amount of uniforms etc... read more

Reviewed yesterday
james p
dublin ireland
Small but fasinating museum in Glasgow

I went as part of an organised group looking at Crime and Punishment in Glasgow and we ended the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roger H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
Merchant City
+44 141 552 1818
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Reviewed yesterday

Shortwalk to Bell street from West Cambell street very impressed by the amount of uniforms etc collected not only from Scotland but also police forces world wide forces

Thank james p
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went as part of an organised group looking at Crime and Punishment in Glasgow and we ended the tour at the Glasgow Police museum. Hidden on Bell Street opposite Merchant City and staffed by ex police, this is a fascinating look into policing in...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but staffed by enthusiastic ex-cops. Worth a visit to learn how the FIRST British police force developed

Thank BillFGlasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting museum giving the history of Glasgow police. I hadn't realised it was the oldest in the UK. It was fascinating to hear of some of the personalities behind the police over the years as well as how policing has changed....More

Thank fifporter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum, staff exceptionally helpful and friendly, would highly recommend if at all interested in the history of the police

Thank taffy503
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place full of good displays. Nice traditional museum where you have to read about the displays unlike so many others. Spent lots of time enjoying the place. Very good to have former officers there to chat to. Highly recommended.

Thank BarbNabb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First floor museum in the merchant city. The two guys on the front desk were very helpful and gave us a bit of background before we started the tour. Really interesting displays covering the setup of the force thru to current times with many examples...More

Thank Happy_Holidaymaker51
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We found this little museum very interesting and the volunteers very welcoming and informative. Although only small it is packed with exhibits, stories and uniforms of the history of the police from when it started to the present day.

Thank Edwina M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This museum takes you back to how Glasgow was policed in bygone centuries. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Tests displays were very informative and the artifacts takes you back to "the good old days"! There is no car parking on site but there...More

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

An interesting display of the history of policing in Glasgow. Forget the Sir Arthur Peel information and learn that Glasgow had police pounding the bricks when Sir Arthur was but a wee lad in short pants. Well put together.

Thank anthonywA5413CV
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2 August 2017|
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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