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Come and explore our policing history

The museum’s had a huge transformation over the last six years and is now a one of kind experience in the heart of Birmingham. 

It’s a great day out for all, so come join us and be part of policing history at our very own Victorian lock-up.  

We close online ticket sales for a particular day at 7am on the day itself.

You can still visit without a ticket, if there is space. We’re open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday.

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Upcoming Events

black and white image of a policeman standing in a door way, his torch shining on a dead body

Murder Mystery Evening

There’s been a murder! We need your help to conduct the investigation. After hours in the atmospheric setting of the Victorian Lock Up, you will need to look at the evidence, follow the clues and interrogate the suspects in their cells as you attempt to get to the bottom of what happened to poor Edward …

Date: 2nd July 2022

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: £24

Evening Talk – Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper: Chief Inspector Swanson and Scotland Yard’s Prime Suspect The mystery of Jack the Ripper has never been officially solved, but did the police investigating the crimes know the identity of the killer? In their retirement, several officers claimed to know the truth: the murderer was an American named Francis Tumblety; he was …

Date: 9th July 2022

Time: Doors open at 5pm for you to explore the museum. Talk begins at 6.30pm

Tickets: £15 per person, refreshments included

poster with text 'Don't go into the cellar' at the top and 'Raffles, Gentleman theif at the bottom' the background shows a man in a mask, full moon and a silhouetted house

Raffles, Gentleman Thief – Don’t Go in to the Cellar Theatre Performance

Join us at the lock up for an evening of theatre and witness the tale of A.J. Raffles the Edwardian era’s most celebrated gentleman thief. In a series of highly entertaining tales, the suave cat-burglar thrilled and charmed readers in equal measure. Now, Don’t Go Into The Cellar! have brought him back to life in …

Date: 6th August 2022

Time: Doors open at 6.30pm performance begins at 7pm

Tickets: £15 per person, refreshments included

two children dressed in police uniform look at a volunteer dressed in Victorian police uniform

Relaxed Museum Opening

Join us for a relaxed opening of the museum. We’ll reduce capacity for the day,  quiet our loud interactive and up our lighting levels for a less overwhelming environment We’re open between 10am-4pm with time slots starting at 10am then every half an hour until 2pm. We recommend a visit time of two hours. This …

Date: 21st August 2022