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Metropolitan Police History

Metropolitan Police Service Heritage Centre

Metropolitan Police Service Heritage Centre – Is for everyone who has a keen interest in the History, Heritage and Ancestry of the Metropolitan Police Service please use this link to contact them direct Heritage Centre 

You can also contact them via their direct Email 

Contact Address:

Metropolitan Police Service Heritage Centre, The Annexe, Empress Approach, Lillie Road, London, SW6 1TR

Opening Times: Wednesday to Friday 1000hrs to 1600hrs please contact them via their email prior to attending - to make an appointment 

Entry: Free

Nearest Underground Station: West Brompton Underground Station

Directions : Turn left outside West Brompton Underground Station about 200 metres the building is on the opposite side of the road on the right hand side

Metropolitan Police Service Heritage Centre holds a vast wealth of historical documents and artefacts where Professional Archivists are there to assist you in your research with many volunteers continuing in assisting the gathering of all the historical documents held and making them electronically availble for the future.  An example of some of the data currently held and available for research

  • Police Officers nominal database with over 60.000 of previously served police officers details dating from 1829 with continued updates by volunteers
  • Police Officers Central Records of Service dating back to 1911
  • Police Officers Pension Cards of those who have died
  • Police Orders from dating back to 1857
  • Police Officers Joiners' and leavers' records - copies from the National Archive at Kew
  • Divisional Police Officers Ledgers giving details of shoulder numbers, previous occupation, including services with armed forces and many other details of interest
  • Numerous Policing Subjects and Photographic archives

Metropolitan Police Service merchandise is available to purchase Metgifts. You can contact the Metropolitan Police Service Heritage Centre shop via their email



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