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5 Must-See Museums in the UK

The United Kingdom is so rich in history that there are more than 1,800 accredited museums. The endless options make it difficult to decide which to visit, especially if your trip is brief. Here is a list of 5 Must-See museums while you tour around England.  They are also featured in short segments on season 7 of Antiques Road Trip.

1. Greater Manchester Police Museum

Greater Manchester Police Museum

The Greater Manchester Police Museum is a former police station that was converted into a museum in 1981. The museum is home to police paraphernalia and early criminal records like the ones pictured below.

Police paraphernalia at the Greater Manchester Police Museum

Thieves album at the Greater Manchester Police Museum

This is a picture from one of the pages in the “thieves album.”

The museum has been restored and looks like it would have in the 19th century. Below are pictures from inside a cell. 

Inside a jail cell at the Greater Manchester Police Museum

Toilet inside the jail cell at the Greater Manchester Police Museum 

Check out Charles Hanson’s visit during his Antiques Road Trip here.

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