Discover the Cheshire Museum of Policing

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.

Visitors are welcome

Members of the public, organisations and school visits are all welcome.The museum is staffed by volunteers and admission 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.

News from the Museum

{Great exhibition, plenty to see and learn thank you
Latchford History Group
{Brilliant! Very interesting and excellent exhibits
Warrington East Scouts
{Our group really enjoyed this interesting tour thank you.
Aspull Together Community Group
{Jolly interesting and we liked the truncheons!
Sue, Alison and friends
{Thank you so much. Lovely to hear personal stories from our guides. Massive respect
Princes Trust Team
{Very special visit seeing Father, Grandfather and great Grandfather PC 277 Hicks at the enquiries desk!
The Hicks Family
{We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend the Museum to other groups
Monday Lunch Club
{Thank you, so special for our Scouts to see how much times have changed.
Warrington Scouts

Arrange a visit

The Museum of Policing is a registered charity, run on a voluntary basis with expenses being met by the donations of supporters. It is situated inside a working police station, therefore all visits must be made by prior appointment.

Please call 01606 365803


The museum’s artefacts include a rare collection of over 400 photographs showing WW2 bomb damage in Cheshire as well as many other fascinating images


Painstaking research has uncovered the fascinating stories of many people who served within Cheshire Police from Chief Constables to Specials. Find out about the lives, careers and heroic acts of these former officers.


The evolution of police uniforms is illustrated by numerous displays of equipment and insignia.  Headgear, uniforms, badges and buttons adorn the displays many worn on mannequins to add realism.


From a replica tardis style Police Box to a charge office scene and a display featuring the work of the Under Water Search Unit the museum has it all. Exhibits include handcuffs and ornate original truncheons which date back to the early days of policing.