South Wales Police Museum
Vale of Glamorgan
01656 303 207
01656 869 399
We tell the story of Policing in South Wales from the Celts right through to the present day and hold one of the largest collections of police memorabilia outside London.
Virtual tour includes the Edwardian charge room and our resident inmate Isaac Martin in his cell. See a glimpse of some of the fascinating objects on display in their original setting.
The Museum works closely with schools throughout South Wales, offering tours and activities related to the National Curriculum. These include the Victorian Police, using a real life example to illustrate life as a policeman in Merthyr in the 1860s, and the extended role of the police during World War 2.
Visits to the South Wales Police Museum are by appointment only. The Museum is open from Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.
Out of hours visits in the evenings or at weekends are welcome providing prior notice is given.
Policing in Victorian times: The museum boasts a fascinating array of decorated handpainted truncheons, bullseye lanterns, cutlesses, handcuffs, snips, whistles & rattles.
Second World War Police memorabilia: Includes police helmets, hooded torches and rare gas masks. Also a Second World War Diorama showing a scene from the Blitz.
Archives, Costume and Textiles, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Second World War Police memorabilia
- Victorian police