Tetbury Police Museum
Summary:A museum dedicated to the history of the Gloucestershire Constabulary can be found at Tetbury's former Victorian police station and courthouse. As well as equipment, displays and photographs, the museum houses the largest collection of handcuffs and restraints on public view in the UK.
Tetbury Police Museum is located, along with the town council offices, at the town's former Victorian police station and courthouse in Long Street.
The museum is primarily dedicated to the history of the Gloucestershire Constabulary, which was founded in 1839, but it also houses the largest collection of handcuffs and restraints on public view in the United Kingdom.
The museum contains a number of interesting displays of photographs and equipment depicting the history of policing.
On the first floor there is a complete magistrates court with a display using models and depicting a hearing, as it would have been around 1950.
The Alex Nichols Collection of Handcuffs and Restraints, which was previously housed at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, was moved to the Tetbury Police Museum in 2007. The collection consists of restraints and handcuffs used by the police from different countries around the world.
Tetbury Police Museum is open from Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 10am-3pm.
The Old Courthouse, 63 Long Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8AA