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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby Digitographer » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:51 pm

We'll need to change the thread title ;)
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby John » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:43 pm

Any idea what the opening hours are?

I suppose I could google but it is far more sociable having this wee chat. :)
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby Ally Doll » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:16 pm

John wrote:Any idea what the opening hours are?

I suppose I could google but it is far more sociable having this wee chat. :)


Website is http://www.policemuseum.org.uk/

Opening hours are:

1st April - 31st October
Mon - Sat 10-4.30
Sun - 12 - 4.30

1st November - 31st March
Tues 10-4.30
Sun 12-4.30
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby John » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:43 pm

Thanks. I can't wait to visit and see what they have done with the new place.
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum - Re Opened

Postby Alastair » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:19 pm

Hi Folks,
Just to let you all know, after 5 months rebuilding the displays, The Glasgow Police Museum re-opened on the
First Floor, 30 Bell Street, Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1LG (0141 552 1818).
The opening hours are as before: (Summer Hours ; April -October) 10am - 4.30pm Mon - Sat ; 12noon - 4.30pm on Sundays. (Winter Hours - November - March) open Tuesdays (10 - 4.30) and Sundays (12 - 4.30) ONLY.
Admission is FREE.
Thanks for all your supportive comments during the upheaval of our move to Bell Street.
I am 'on duty' Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays ....drop in and see the museum and don't forget to mention HG.
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby John » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:23 am

Thanks. I passed by the other day and saw the sign for it.

I hope to visit next Tuesday with my son.
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby Shardonnay » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:56 am

Thanks, will make a point in visiting on one of my next trips to Glasgow .
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby onyirtodd » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:18 am

Shardonnay wrote:Thanks, will make a point in visiting on one of my next trips to Glasgow .



They have an interesting collection of handcuffs.
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby John » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:19 am

It is a great place to visit. Highly recommended.
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby Mori » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:37 pm

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City police museum moves to new beat

Published on 2 Apr 2010

Glasgow’s most arresting museum has kicked off its summer season at a new location.
The new Glasgow Police Museum premises are at 30 Bell Street, in the Merchant City, and they chart the dramatic history of the UK’s first police force.
Formed in 1800, the City of Glasgow Police was 29 years ahead of the Metropolitan Police. In 1975 Glasgow’s force was amalgamated into Strathclyde Police.
To mark the relocation from its old premises at Turnbull Street, near Saltmarket, and summer opening hours, a rare silver Municipal Merit Medal from 1884 is on display for the first time. The museum already has an extensive collection of bravery medals.
Photographs, storyboards, historical documents, awards, uniforms and memorabilia give visitors insights into the people who served in the force.
It also contains more than 5000 items, including uniforms and headgear from every country in the world.
There are also stories of bombs, cup final riots, strikes, murders and armed robberies.
It also considers the development of police technology.
The VisitScotland three star-rated attraction is staffed by volunteer retired policemen and run by charity the Glasgow Police Heritage Society.
Former police inspector Alastair Dinsmore, who is curator, said: “We are delighted to be opening in our new home”

The museum is open Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sundays noon-4.30pm. Admission free.
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby minxy » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:44 am

I passed it the other day, then decided to go in. It was excellent, very informative and really well laid out (you walk around and its all kind of in date order). No problem taking photos, and very friendly staff, who are keen to discuss all things police history related.
Going up the stairs made me giggle, and I found out what I saw was purely a coincidence......go for yourself and see :twisted:
I'll get some photos ready and post them once I'm organised.
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby Avenger » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:53 pm

onyirtodd on Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:18 am

Shardonnay wrote:
Thanks, will make a point in visiting on one of my next trips to Glasgow .


They have an interesting collection of handcuffs.


Something you would like to share with the group??
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby minxy » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:27 pm

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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby minxy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:24 am

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Looks like Govan Burgh needed bigger truncheons than Kinning Park!
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Black Museum Pitt Street Police HQ

Postby pjbarnard » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:10 pm

Has anyone been? Under Pitt Street Police HQ

i know 100 percent they have a Black Museum there... Some of my Friends are policemen and told me about it ?
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