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

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Visually impaired members of Blind Veterans UK, supported by two of our wonderful volunteers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must confess to never having been inside a police cell before. Ah well, there's a first time for most things. From the moment we strolled into this historic building we were immersed in history and a way of life (fortunately) not experienced by any of us before. Our guide, the excellent Alex Durie, answered all questions, no matter how daft some of them may have seemed. He allowed us plenty of time to explore and examine the many areas of interest. As we were a group of seven visually impaired members of Blind Veterans UK, supported by two of our wonderful volunteers, Alex had his hands full when trying to get us all down the many stairs leading to the cells. I must add that we also had, in our group, the excellent support of one member's guide dog, who (the guide dog, that is) posed happily with her police hat on. There is plenty of information available and many items to see so I do suggest you pop in to explore this side of Brighton's history. Don't forget to make a donation if you can. This venue is free to visit and most of the staff give generously of their time and energy to help make it a worthy experience.


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Visited June 2016


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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