Museums & Archives
For over 170 years, Scotland Yard has been the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service. This encyclopedia reveals facts and stories from Scotland Yard's history. It also profiles the activities, techniques and structures of the modern Metropolitan Police.
A collection of photographs hosted by two retired police officers.
This website is a mix of police and aviation, in particular the North Weald Airfield Museum, related biographies that sit alongside historical stories and images to offer visitors a range of subjects that can be dipped into at will.
A guide to researching Met Police family history at the National Archives.
One place, millions of stories.
This has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 18 years. Cyndi's List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.
To see Ron Smith's MPS related stories click here.
An excellent resouce for historical photographs.
A comprehensive list all Police Museums
The RMP Museum is part of a network of museums on site, including the D-Day map room, the Royal Navy Police Museum and the Royal Air Force Police Museum.
This site aims to give an insight into the history of the policing of the River Thames. It also gives information on the exhibits, which may be found in the small museum located at Wapping police station, which for more than two centuries has been the headquarters of the River Police. The museum is housed in the old carpenters workshop and is administered by the Thames Police Association.
CaP is a network of museums, libraries, archives and heritage sites concerned with the topic of crime and punishment. We aim to represent, promote and assist museums, libraries, archives and heritage sites which either hold collections or manage sites related to the topic of criminal justice.
This website has been built as a memorial to those who lost their lives serving in the regiment and also as an information resource for those who wish to learn more.
For an insight to what the public can't see. There is also a Facebook page.
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and ‘war-time experience’.
The Police Museum was started as a collection of Police memorabilia in the 1960s by officers who felt there was a need to show our history. In 1992, in response to the need for more office space, the museum had to be dismantled, and its contents stored in boxes. The Historic Dockyard heard about this, and offered us the use of Boiler House No. 3 for seven years.
The Essex Police Museum was established in 1991 as a registered charity. (No.1042055) The Museum's collection consists of objects, paper documents and photographs relating to the history of the force from 1840 to the present day.
A fascinating and unique collection that charts the development of the UK police service, from the earliest days, through to modern policing methods. Guided tours, provided by our knowledgeable volunteers, give you astonishing insights into crime in Victorian London, how social changes affect the work of the police force, and introduce you to the curious and eclectic Museum collection. Which is moving to the Guildhall, and will be open to the public in October 2016.
This is a passionate and committed group devoted to the advancement of the Queensland Police Museum and to the enhancement and effective sharing of knowledge concerning the history of policing in Queensland, Australia.
BAfM is here to help, encourage, inform and advise Friends, supporters and volunteers of museums, galleries, and other cultural organisations in all sections of our UK heritage.
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