Heritage Learning

We are part of a partnership of heritage organisations in Brighton & Hove who are working together to improve our offer for school teachers.

Old Police Cells Museum

The Old Police Cells Museum is housed in the basement of Brighton Town Hall and offers visitors an insight into the history of policing in Sussex.

Step back in time to visit Brighton Borough main police station during the period 1830 to 1967. Explore some of the old cells with their graffiti from the Mods and Rockers era, the policemen’s washroom and uniform store areas, discover police memorabilia and artefacts and learn about the murder of Chief Constable Henry Solomon in 1844 by a prisoner.

Learning Session

Brighton and Policing 1.5 hours, onsite, KS2&3 

Find out how policing began in the UK and how it changed as the town grew from 1832, in the former police station.

Heritage Learning is a partnership of sites in Brighton & Hove that was first set up in 2012 with the aim of offering a one stop shop to schools for educational visits in the city.

Our current partners are:

The Royal Pavilion & Museums
Brighton Toy and Model Museum
The Old Police Cells Museum
Brighton Dome & Festival
The Keep
Regency Townhouse
The West Pier Trust
Volks Electric Railway
Whitehawk Air Raid Shelter – City Academy
St Peter’s Church at Preston Park
Brighton Housing Trust

For more information on each of the sites please see their individual pages.

If you are a heritage organisation and would like to find out more, please contact us on 03000 290 903 or heritage.learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk



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