Glasgow Police Museum

Glasgow West Crime Prevention Panel & Neighbourhood Watch Association members recently visited the Glasgow Police Museum. Hear what they thought!
by Jean Brown, Association Secretary


Members of the Glasgow West Crime Prevention Panel & Neighbourhood Watch Association recently visited the Glasgow Police Museum located in 30 Bell Street, near the city centre.

Whilst it moved from its original home in the old Pitt Street Headquarters a few years ago it remains one of Glasgow’s highest-rated visitor venues.

Alastair Dinsmor, Curator

The visitors were given a special evening tour by the curator and founder, Alastair Dinsmor, who is himself a retired police officer.   They found Alastair to be a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. With the museum being on the first floor of the building the visitors were also thankful of the lift.

The Museum contains a lifetime’s collection of police artefacts and memorabilia.  Not only does it show a detailed history of the police in Glasgow, it also has police memorabilia from every corner of the globe.

It might not be a large museum, but the number of well laid out exhibits it contains is astonishing.

Entry is free, although there is a donations box.  Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am – 4.30pm, Sunday 12noon – 4.30pm.  If you are looking for something to do in Glasgow, the Museum is well worth a visit.