The Museum is temporally closed due to COVID-19 Restrictions.
“Our resident Sergeant is always on duty in the station watching over the prisoners, local troublemakers and the public as he has done for over a hundred years.”
The former Police Sergeant’s living quarters currently house The Town Administration offices, with the original Police office and cells now containing a most interesting and not to be missed array of exhibits and memorabilia which is well worth a visit, this includes the world renowned Alex Nichols collection of Handcuffs and Restraints.
The Centre is primarily dedicated to the history of the Gloucestershire Constabulary, founded in 1839 despite a petition raised by the people of Compton Greenfield against the necessity of forming a police force in Gloucestershire at all!
There is a copy of this petition and a photo of Gloucestershire first Chief Constable Mr. Anthony Thomas Lefroy on display in the main hall, with a number of interesting displays of photographs and equipment depicting the history of policing.
On the first floor there is a complete magistrates court with a display using models and depicting a hearing, as it would have been in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s.
‘Tetbury Police Museum is one of the main attractions for all ages of visitors to the town and well worth a visit if you enjoy history’.
Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays):
10am – 3pm
Other times by appointment.
Currently Closed due COVID19 restrictions
Tetbury Police Museum & Courtroom
The Old Courthouse, 63 Long Street
Tetbury GL8 8AA
Tel: 01666 504670