Lancashire Police Museum is celebrating success after welcoming it’s 10,000th visitor through its doors.
The Museum has gone from strength to strength since its launch in June last year, having been nominating in the “Visitor Attraction of the Year” category in the 2022 Love Lancaster Business Awards and attracting a wide range of visitors from Lancashire and beyond.
It features 16 fascinating exhibits each housed within a prison cell. Displays detail the history of Lancashire Constabulary, Police training, forensic development – including how some very famous local cases were solved – and an overview of some of the different police departments including the mounted branch, dog unit, underwater search unit and firearms.
There is also a mock custody suite with interactive exhibits, an area for visitors to try on uniforms and an exhibition dedicated to modern day policing with information about opportunities to join the police either as a cadet, volunteer, police staff member or police officer.
Free to enter, it is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10.30 to 12.30 and 1.30-4pm, staffed by volunteers.
Sheila Rae and grandson Ethan
Commenting on its success, Museum Co-ordinator Sabine Skae said: “We are delighted to have been welcomed so many people through our doors and shared details of our proud past and present with them.
“That includes thousands of local people, including school groups, as well as visitors from as far afield as China and Brazil.
“As you would expect, we’re finding a lot of people interested in our history but also hundreds of people keen to hear about present day policing and in particular career opportunities, of which there are many.
“Being a free, indoor attraction, housed in a wonderful castle, has helped with visitor numbers too, because it’s somewhere to while away a few hours, whatever the weather immersing yourself in the rich history of Lancashire as a whole.
“We’ve enjoyed hosting our thousands of visitors and look forward to welcoming many more.”
Anyone wishing to visit the museum can find out more on at [email protected] or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.
Anyone interested in careers with Lancashire Police can find out more at the Museum or visit Homepage - Lancashire Constabulary