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Bradford Police Museum

Bradford Police Museum

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Address

Bradford Police Museum,
City Hall,
Centenary Square,
Bradford,
BD1 1HY

Details

The Bradford Police museum is located in historical City Hall Bradford and provides an unique insight into the history of policing, criminal justice, civic enforcement and the development of crime and punishment in Bradford from the early 19th century on-wards.

The museum is situated on the site of the original 19th Century police station in City Hall which was operational between 1874 and 1974.The museum gallery covers the history of policing from the inception of the Bradford Borough Police force in 1848 right up to the present day.

Visits to the museum include guided tours of the original Victorian cells and court built in 1873 which formed part of the original police station.


Visitors can stand in the police cell that the famous escapologist Harry Houdini escaped from in the early years of the twentieth Century, and then climb up the dock steps to the beautifully preserved Victorian Court room used for filming by TV and film productions including Coronation Street.

Visit the gallery and see Victorian police truncheons, uniforms, swords, weapons, memorabilia, crime scene exhibits and unique photographs covering 150 years of policing in the city.

Much of the collection has never been seen by the public before.

Facilities for groupsGift shopWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsGuided tours mandatorySmoking not allowed

Opening details

We are still working hard towards reopening, please bear with us. We know many of you are looking forward to visiting us and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Prices

Adults £5
Seniors / Disabled / Children £4
Family £15
Infants Free

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Map reference: SE 163329  Lat: 53.79231 Long: -1.75328

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bradford Interchange station

Facilities

  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed