The Old Police Cells Museum for Sussex Police is housed in the basement of Brighton Town Hall. It offers visitors a unique insight into the history of Sussex Police.

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Excellent job opportunity

Old Police Cells Museum Society

Job Title: Museum Curator 

Location: Brighton Town Hall

Salary: £18,327 pro rata 

Working hours: 14.8 hours per week


The Old Police Cells Museum Society is looking for a part-time Museum Curator to manage their Archives and Exhibitions. This position provides an exciting opportunity for the right candidate and will be employed through Sussex Police.  

The Museum is housed in the basement of Brighton Town Hall and offers visitors and unique insight into the history of Sussex Police and is both educational and entertaining. 

The Museum received charitable status in 2011 and are currently working towards Museum Accreditation which is an exciting opportunity to the Museum. 

Main Duties: 

  • The management and co-ordination of the Museum Service
  • The conservation and display of the collections 
  • To advise the Management Committee and Museum Trustees on the provision of all museum policies 
  • To develop relationships with stakeholders, deliver outreach opportunities and promote the service effectively 

Skills and experience 

The successful candidate should have a degree or appropriate professional qualification in Museum Studies or any other relevant subject. Knowledge of museum professional documentation procedures, preventative conservation and remedial conservation issues relating to the collections. 

How to apply 

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and 300 words to support your application for this position to the Honorary Secretary Mark Streater via email at mark.streater@sussex-pcc.gov.uk

The closing date is Friday 27 October 2017. 

Further information 



Schools and Colleges

This website contains all the background information teachers need to prepare their pupils for and gain the most from their visit to the museum.

See our visitor's information for details. 



The Old Police Cells Museum granted a wedding licence

HAPPY couples can swap cufflinks for handcuffs at one of Brighton’s newest wedding venues.

Instead of the peeling of church bells, brides and grooms can hear the clinking of jail cells after The Old Police Cells Museum was granted a wedding licence.


Please come and enjoy a visit to the museum. It's free of charge. See our visitor's information for details.

Donations can made in a variety of ways:

       Via the Museum’s Just Giving site ( http://www.justgiving.com/theoldpolicecellsmuseum/ )


Or send a cheque made payable to The Old Police Cells Museum to The Old Police Police Cells Museum, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomews Square, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1JA


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