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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 moved 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.
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 are displayed.
The money from Biffaward and Wren has made the museum more accessible to the public and is wheelchair friendly.
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 volunteers. 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 book before visiting.