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Musee de la Prefecture de Police

4 rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 44 41 52 50
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Old school yet wonderful museum

Feels a bit like time travel. Interesting information and set-up. We only had 20 minutes with our... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Anke U
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Schilde, Antwerpen, Belgium
Off the beaten track

You don't expect a working police station to house an intersting museum, but, it is appropriate... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Amandats
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This museum explores the history of the Parisian police force from the 17th century to the present.
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Feels a bit like time travel. Interesting information and set-up. We only had 20 minutes with our guide, but I could have spend easily over 1 hour there.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

You don't expect a working police station to house an intersting museum, but, it is appropriate given the nature of the museum. It was an intersting look at policing in Paris through the ages, and yes, the guillotine is there and quite terrifying when you...More

Thank Amandats
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Part of a functioning police station, this small museum takes you through the history of the police in France and some famous gruesome crimes, as well as uniforms, murder weapons, and documents like laws and old magazine or newspaper covers. You will certainly enjoy it...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

You will spend a most interesting couple of hours in this museum. Of course, you have to be interested in crime – not committing it, but reading true crime. It is not though a museum for children. Consisting of only 4 rooms, it is not...More

Thank MZTParis
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

My child was bonkers to see the last guillotine blade used in France and we stumbled upon this museum. Located in the middle of a working police station, this little museum is worth 30 minutes if for no other reason than to get a sense...More

Thank JTW69OR
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This museum is on the third floor of the prefecture of the 5th arrondisment and is very interesting. They have a chronological history of the police in Paris and sections devoted to forensics, weapons, serial killers and police equipment. You can see it all in...More

Thank Franklin97031
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

This small free museum is inside an actual police station, steps away from the Maubert-Mutualite metro station. It's not at all the modern/well-lit/well laid-out/spacious exhibition space one would expect. I was interested in historical police uniforms/vehicles/maps/photos, but there are much much more, including interesting stuff...More

Thank AshleySFCA
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is on the third floor of an operational police station. There were no problems with entry through the reception area of the police station and finding the nearby lifts. There were only one or two other visitors present in the museum while we...More

1  Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

The museum is small though the exhibits are interesting. There are a number of items on display that range over a wide time period which include uniforms, billy clubs, handcuffs and the like.. There's not a lot of English though a lot is self explanatory....More

1  Thank BobTravelSFO
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Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

A free museum in a working police station (3rd floor) as you would expect very tight security. Only about 50% of display have English interpretations - unfortunately, however, the English descriptors are very relevant to most of the larger exhibits. Fascinating collection of murder weapons...More

1  Thank Vada
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