Photo Albums

The Museum archives include thousands of photographs dating back to the early 19th Century.  A small selection are collected here, we welcome enquiries from family history researchers and local historians who would like to browse the entire collection. Contact us to arrange a visit to our archive.

Cheshire bombings

A bone-chilling album of bomb damage photos from Cheshire in WWII

See the damage that was caused

Police buildings

The Cheshire police forces have been housed in a vast array of different buildings. See a sample of them here

Can you find your local police station?


Opened in 1946 this was an important training centre for police officers until 2006. A great source of photos for family trees!

Is your relative here?

Chester Jail records

A glimpse at the fate of petty criminals in the 19th Century