The Old Police Cells Museum Brighton
The Old Police Cells Museum Town Hall Bartholemew Square, Brighton, Sussex, BN1 1JA
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
Housed within Brighton's working Town Hall, the Old Police Cells Museum is set in the original Police Station which served from the early 1830s when policemen were marched in their blue tailcoats and top hats to their beats. The cells have constrained suspects from many of the County's most notable crimes including two 'Trunk Murderers' various thieves and vagabonds, the murderer of the Chief Constable in 1844 and even a serving Chief Constable in 1957. Visitors can see photographs, artifacts and memorabilia from nearly two hundred years of policing, including graffiti from the era of the 'Mods and Rockers'. Tour commentaries are provided by knowledgeable volunteer guides. Young visitors can dress up in genuine uniforms and get 'locked up' for a memorable photo-opportunity. They may even bump into one of several ghosts, said to wander the gloomy corridors.