The Museum of Policing in Cheshire preserves and researches the
heritage of policing in the county. Based in Warrington, it is a
fully registered charity.
About the museum
The exhibits were originally on display in Crewe, however the
centre closed in 2004 and the items then came to Warrington. There
were a large amount of items to display, so a more formal structure
was established to manage it.
In 2006 The Museum of Policing in Cheshire was formed as a
private trust with a board of management under the trustees. With
Peter Wroe as the curator. The museum's main objective is to
advance public knowledge of the evolution, development and role of
policing in Cheshire, from its creation to present day.
The museum has undergone a huge refurbishment programme funded
through a £37,000 donation from waste services
Biffaward and Wren. The museum now has its own
Tardis-style entrance enabling it to be more widely open to the
public. You enter through the doors of the Tardis
to be greeted by a 1900's Police officer on
a Victorian street scene. This leads on to
the Victorian cell block where the main exhibits
The money from Biffaward and Wren has made the museum more
accessible to the public and is wheelchair
Visiting the museum
Members of the public,
organisations and school visits
are all welcome.
The museum is a registered charity and funded through
public donations and staffed by
Admission to the museum is free of
charge. It is situated within the working Police
station on Arpley street in Warrington, so for security
reasons we ask people to pre-book their visit.
Arrange a visit
You can arrange a visit by going to the Museum of Policing
in Cheshire website or by calling them on 01606