1st Anniversary of the Police Museum at The Old Nick

by | 24 September 2018 | Gainsborough, Heritage

It’s been a whole year since the museum opened its doors and, in that time, it’s continued to grow and attract visitors from all over the world.  Behind the scenes, a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers have used their knowledge and skills to preserve the history of the Lincolnshire constabulary and restore the nationally important Grade Two listed police station, back to its former glory. This has enabled visitors to engage with and enjoy the site and exhibits.
There are hundreds of artefacts on display ranging in date from the mid-19th century to the present day, some familiar and some rare and unusual. Many of the exhibits have been generously donated by currently serving and retired police officers and are on display in the twenty rooms open to visitors.

The building still has an abundance of original features including the male and female cells and exercise yards and is said to be home to plenty of its past inhabitants. Ghost hunters from across the country regularly visit the building to carry out investigations, due to its high levels of paranormal activity.

The museum has had increasing interest from schools and groups, so an exciting education plan has been developed to deliver to groups of varying size.

For any further information relating to the museum please contact ellybowker@hotmail.co.uk or chrisandhugh@btinternet.com. You can also visit us on Facebook and Instagram. The Museum is located on Spring Gardens, Gainsborough and the opening times are Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 11.00am to 3.00pm.