The Old Police Cells Museum

Police Cells
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The Old Police Cells Museum is housed in the basement of Brighton Town Hall and offers visitors a unique insight into the history of policing in Sussex and is both educational and entertaining.
It provides an opportunity to visit Brighton Borough main police station for the period 1830 to 1967 and learn about the murder of Chief Constable Henry Solomon in 1844 by a prisoner. See some of the old cells with their graffiti from the Mods and Rockers era, the policemans wash room and uniform store areas, police memorabilia and artefacts.
The museum also houses a unique collection of trunchions and tipstaves, one of the largest in the country.This collection was made byAlderman caffyn throughout his lifetime and is on permanent loan to the museum from the Sussex police authority.

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Opening hours

April- Nov. Tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30. Winter: Every Saturday at 10:30. To book a guided tour please telephone, in advance, Brighton Town Hall Reception on 01273 291052.
If you wish to book a private tour outside of the normal opening times please contact the museum via email, facebook or twitter.

Admission charges

Free, donations are welcomed.

The Old Police Cells Museum
Brighton Town Hall
East Sussex



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