The Glasgow Police Museum


The Glasgow Police Museum, 1/1 30 Bell Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 1LG

    The Glasgow Police Museum is the museum of Britain’s first police force, from 1800 to 1975.

    The exhibits in the Glasgow Police Historical Exhibition provide a historical insight into the people, events and other factors which contributed to the founding, development and progress of Britain's first Police force, the City of Glasgow Police from 1779 - 1975.

    The International Police Exhibition in the museum illustrates the spread of policing throughout the world. More than 2,000 items of insignia, headgear and uniforms from all corners of the globe are on display.


    3 Museum
    Opening Times
    Low Season
    1 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
    High Season
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    High Season
    Open SEVEN Days per Week - Monday - Saturday (10am - 4.30pm) ; Sunday (12noon - 4.30pm)

    Low Season
    Open TWO Days per Week - Tuesday (10am - 4.30pm) and Sunday (12noon - 4.30pm)

    Closed on Christmas Day (25 Dec) and New Year's Day (1st Jan)


    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop


    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

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