Lancashire Police Museum Opens To The Public

We are delighted to announce that the Lancashire Police Museum will open its doors to the visiting public for the first time on Thursday 9th June 2022.

Located on the first floor of the former Male Penitentiary – also known as A-Wing – the Museum is a project developed in partnership with the Duchy of Lancaster and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.

Featuring 16 individually themed cells, the exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the work of the Lancashire Constabulary then and now. The displays cover the history of the Constabulary, Police training, forensic development – including how some infamous local cases were solved – and an overview of some of the different police departments including the mounted branch, dog unit, underwater search unit and firearms.

Open on Thursdays and Fridays between 10.30 am and 4.00 pm, the new attraction provides visitors with an exciting opportunity to learn about policing past and present in our county and to hear first-hand from the people behind the badge.

Included in the exhibits is a mock custody suite with interactive exhibits and an area dedicated to modern day policing with information about opportunities to join the police either as a cadet, volunteer, police staff member or police officer.

The museum is free to enter. For further information please visit the website:

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