History of the GMP Museum and Archives

The Museum was founded in 1981. Funded by Greater Manchester Police, it not only collects and preserves archive material and objects relating to the history of policing in the Greater Manchester area, but acts as an important resource for community engagement, where visitors can talk to staff and volunteers about policing.

In 2010, the Museum was visited by BBC Radio Manchester’s Allan Beswick as part of a profile of the region’s museums. It was broadcast on Tuesday, 20th July 2010 on BBC North West Tonight.Watch the broadcast here.

Earlier this year John Sergeant visited the Museum to talk to historian/author Andrew Davies about the history of gangs for the One Show, which is due to be broadcast anytime now!

Infomation sheets to download:

Women in the Police

special constabulary

View photographs of the Museum on GMP’s Flickr site