Tuesday, 11 August 2009

New Glasgow Police Museum open

I've just returned from a visit this morning to the Glasgow Police Museum (http://www.policemuseum.org.uk/) which tells the story of Britain's oldest police force. The museum has recently re-opened to the public following a move to a new venue at 30 Bell Street, in Glasgow's Merchant City, across from the Old Fruit Market, and on the first floor.

Under the care of curator Alastair Dinsmor, the museum has a fantastic collection of material pertaining both to the force, and to the international history of policing, and is well worth a visit if you have ancestors who were in the police, or an interest in the force's history. The website gives a taster of things to see and do at the museum, but if you want a closer look, keep an eye on the ScotFamTree TV channel in the next few weeks, as forum moderators Alex Airlie and Tommy Crocket were also there today to record an interview with Alastair for a short feature on the museum, the first of many exciting new projects being brought to both their forum's members and to the general public.

The museum is open seven days a week - full details on its website.

(With thanks to Alex, Tommy and Alastair)


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