Bradford Police Museum

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About

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.

View AccessAble’s Access Guide to find out about this venue’s accessibility. The guide contains detailed, accurate information which has been put together following a visit to the venue by one of AccessAble’s trained surveyors (link opens in a new window).

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.00 per adult
Child£4.00 per child
Concessions/Assisted CarerFree
Family£15.00 per family
Under 5'sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Accessible by Public Transport routes to the city centre.

Bradford Police Museum

Type:Museum

City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY
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Tel01274 510245

Tel07798 518035

Opening Times

* The museum is open Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm. Tour tickets must be pre-booked in advance through www.bradfordpolicemuseum.com

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