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West Midlands Police Museum

The Lock Up, 40 Steel House Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6BJ

Tel: 01216091700

West Midlands Police Museum

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Visit the West Midlands Police Museum at the Lock-up, Steelhouse Lane and discover what it was really like to spend time on both sides of the bars in our one-of-a-kind police museum, located in the heart of Birmingham.

Explore our Victorian lock-up, built in 1891 and learn about two centuries of policing history. From policing pioneers, innovative equipment to dastardly criminals.

There is something for all the family, get hands on with fingerprinting and dressing up. Or play detective to solve our forensics who dun

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

There’s limited pay and display spaces outside the museum on Steelhouse Lane and Whittal Street.

The nearest car park is on Weaman Street and there’s also Birmingham Royal Angus NCP car park nearby. 

If you have a Blue Badge, parking is free at pay and display on-street parking bays (with no time limits) and at Birmingham council car park

Birmingham city centre is a Clean Air Zone so check to see if your vehicle may occur charges.

Public Transport Directions

The museum is a very short walk from Birmingham Snow Hill Station and just 10 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street and Moor Street stations.

Most bus services stop within walking distance of the museum. Many services stop at Colmore Row which is a five-minute walk away.

The nearest metro stop is on Bull Street which is a five-minute walk away.

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Provider Facilities

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Target Markets

  • Family Fun

Events

Friday, 2 December 2022 - Friday, 2 December 2022

Hangman Diaries The Hangman DiariesJoin us at the lock up for an evening of ghoulish gossip with Don't Go Into The Cellar! In the atmospheric setting of the lock up, you will spend time with public executioners James Berry and John Ellis.
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Saturday, 17 December 2022 - Saturday, 17 December 2022

Choir image Christmas CarolsJoin us for a Christmas carol concert featuring Vivat Choir at the Lock-up. With a fantastic mix of traditional and contemporary Christmas songs there is something for everyone to sing along to.
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Saturday, 21 January 2023 - Saturday, 21 January 2023

Birmingham MurdersEvening Talk – Birmingham Murders with Vanessa MorganJoin us for this evening talk and hear about true-life historical murders that shocked not only the city of Birmingham but frequently made headline news throughout the country.
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Opening Times

* Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 16:00
Wednesday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 16:00
Thursday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 16:00
Friday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 16:00
Saturday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 16:00
Sunday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 16:00

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