Glasgow's Police Museum

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Re: Black Museum Pitt Street Police HQ

Postby yoker brian » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:04 pm

pjbarnard wrote:Has anyone been? Under Pitt Street Police HQ

i know 100 percent they have a Black Museum there... Some of my Friends are policemen and told me about it ?


Yes, I have seen around the museum - it was a few years ago during the Glasgow Open Doors Weekend - very interesting, the curator was on hand to give details of the exhibits.

Access for individuals & groups can be arranged - details here

Also worth a visit is the Glasgow Police Museum in Bell Street
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Re: Black Museum Pitt Street Police HQ

Postby pjbarnard » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:25 pm

oh do tell please whats under there ?

yeah the police museum is very good....

now another think im thinking about i remember years ago in bell street where the council cleansing part was around there somewhere you know what i mean...


i heard there was a shooting range there also ??

any truth in that one ?

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Re: Black Museum Pitt Street Police HQ

Postby yoker brian » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:09 pm

pjbarnard wrote:oh do tell please whats under there ?


Click the link for details of what is on show at the Strathclyde Police Museum

pjbarnard wrote:now another think im thinking about i remember years ago in bell street where the council cleansing part was around there somewhere you know what i mean...

i heard there was a shooting range there also ??

any truth in that one ?


Nope I know Bell Street and where the Cleansing Depot was if thats what you mean.

I'm not aware if there was/is a shooting range - i'd have thought it a bit unusual given the proximity to what was / is a busy and heavily populated area.
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby banjo » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:39 pm

yb,the ranges are usually underground in large cellars and mostly rifle ranges for target shooting.i know of two that are in public buildings but have not been used in many years.
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby Craford » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:34 pm

There was indeed a range under the Police HQ in St Andrews Square, Saltmarket. Hope the address is correct as it was 55 years ago when I shot there. Couldn't have been more than fifty yards and the targets were wound back to the shooting platform with a pulley system wth bicycle wheels and wire, my job and the reward was a couple of rounds with my fathers .22
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Strathclyde police museum....

Postby haegtesse » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:33 pm

Heeeey does anyone know the new location of the Strathclyde Police Museum? It was in Pitt St but thats obviously closed. Im looking for the location of the guns used by Peter Manuel and I think they were there before... I don't think they are in the GLASGOW police museum but if anyone knows would be a great help!
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Re: Strathclyde police museum....

Postby Wolseley H » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:02 am

Wow didnt know there was one, Glasgow Police gave the Battenburg hat pattern (Black & White Check) to the rest of the world I beleive and we passed it on to the US in twenties/thrities going to be a must visit for me too!
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Re: Strathclyde police museum....

Postby darrel » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:00 pm

It's in Bell street now
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Re: Strathclyde police museum....

Postby dazza » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:16 pm

darrel wrote:It's in Bell street now


The Glasgow Police Museum is not the same as the former museum at Pitt St. The Strathclyde Police Museum was more akin to Scotland Yard's Black Museum.
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby Doug » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:18 pm

onyirtodd wrote: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


Cant they relocate it to some other museum?
Ahm entitled to my opinion as well
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Re: Strathclyde police museum....

Postby Doug » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:20 pm

darrel wrote:It's in Bell street now


Cheers mate, didn't see your post before posting mine!
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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum

Postby robertpool » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:34 pm

A very interesting place. Our family has given over 150 years of service. (Scotland, England, Canada and New Zealand)
check out my Glasgow collection at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertpool/sets/
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