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Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby onyirtodd » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:30 pm

The curator of Glasgow's Police Museum has spoken of his "devastation" after being given just over three weeks to close it.
Former police inspector Alastair Dinsmor has been told to vacate the Turnbull Street premises and put the collection into storage by December 8

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/disp ... s_axed.php
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby John » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:55 pm

Nooooo! This place was a wee gem and the guys were so interesting to chat to.

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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby Its_a_gamp » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:06 pm

Gutted :(

I have wanted to go here for a while, and probably won't get the chance now.
Due to cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel is off until further notice!
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby OLDFART » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:50 pm

so glad i photogrphed it few months ago :mrgreen:
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby glasgowken » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:41 pm

:o That's appalling :(
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby tobester » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:53 pm

Im glad i went on doors open day now, fascinating place, i hope that the losers at GCC can step in and help out, or itd be a shame to lose another piece of history.
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby onyirtodd » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:12 pm

Far be it from me, as a comparitive newbie, to suggest such a thing but perhaps an HG afternoon out, followed by a quiet drink somewhere local? Mebbe HH and I could even agree to a truce for the duration.
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby John » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:20 pm

I am off work all week so will pop in for a farewell visit.
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby HollowHorn » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:47 pm

I'm free on Wednesday 26th.
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby triggerhappy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:13 pm

I've never been but always intended to. Might pop by sometime this week. Are they OK with taking big cameras in?
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby HollowHorn » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:15 pm

Feel free to take photographs, no problem.
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby triggerhappy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:18 pm

Smashing stuff. Looking forward to seeing the place - I've always had a soft spot for police/military memorabilia.

Really sad that it's closing though.
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby cumbo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:01 pm

Alistair the curator is a HG member,If you are in always mention HG.
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby Riotgrrl » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:21 pm

Why can't they merge it with the Strathclyde Police Museum in Pitt Street?

There's an interesting collection there too, and if you put the two together it might really be something . .
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Re: Police Museum to close

Postby glasgowken » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:22 pm

It is on a prime luxury flats plot, so what can we expect :|

The attitude of the GCC seems very blunt, no looking into taking the building under the wing of Glasgow museums, no enthusiasm at all from them into finding a way to keep it open. Well I guess a police museum isn't 'trendy' is it :roll:
As someone who has collected police stuff on and off, i'm especially saddened by this :(


Riotgrrl wrote:Why can't they merge it with the Strathclyde Police Museum in Pitt Street?

There's an interesting collection there too, and if you put the two together it might really be something . .

It's not the easiest place to get into, only viewable by appointment. I can't imagine the police themselves will have the cash or enthusiasm to expand it.
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