Museum of Policing in Cheshire


All visits are by appointment only as the museum is housed in a working police station. Open days are held on occasion.

About this Museum

The Museum of Policing in Cheshire is housed in a Victorian police station which remains operational today, with some exhibits displayed in the original cell block. The extensive collection includes objects, photographs and documents relating to policing in the county, from handcuffs to forged bank notes, truncheons to bicycles.

Displays include a huge amount of police equipment, dating from Victorian times to the present day, including modern uniform and equipment to try on for size. Young visitors can switch on the blue lights and twin tone horns in a real police car.

  • The museum contains the cell door from the condemned cell at Knutsford Prison, with details of the unfortunates executed there between 1880 and 1912.
  • Cheshire officers were involved in the identification of Lindow Man, the partial remains of an Iron Age man found in a peat bog at Lindow Moss, near Wilmslow. The remains were initially thought to be related to an ongoing murder investigation.


Warrington Police Station
Arpley Street, Warrington
Cheshire, WA1 1LQ



Free of charge, donations welcome.



01606 363 848
01606 365 803

Visit info

Length of visit

2-3 hours


Guided tours
Children’s activity packs


No café, but refreshments can be arranged for booked groups.
Small amount of merchandise is on sale.


Photography is allowed and there are lots of special photo opportunities available


The museum is wheelchair accessible and has a disabled toilet. A disabled parking bay is available in front of the police station.

Getting there
By car:

Follow signs for the police station from Warrington town centre.
Parking is available on street, or at one of the town centre car parks. Museum Street car park is the nearest.

By train:

Warrington Central or Warrington Bank Quay

Mooring Points:

Bridgewater Canal at Stockton Heath (by the London Bridge pub)

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