South Wales Police Crest

South Wales Police

Museum


The South Wales Police Museum brings the history of policing in South Wales back to life. From the Celtic age to present day, we tell the fascinating stories of South Wales’ officers through the decades.

Explore the kit of a Victorian constable; discover the tough duties of Glamorgan officers in World War I, and uncover some of the weapons used against police.

Our galleries contain a range of artefacts, including police equipment and uniform from years gone by, such as handcuffs, radios and the decorated dress uniforms of 19th century Chief Constables.

There is also a Charge Room to book people into custody at our museum, as well as a cell for any law-breaking guests!

Opening times

Our Museum is currently closed while work to develop the South Wales Police Headquarters site is ongoing. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. However please feel free to email your queries to us in the meantime.

Family History Research

If you are researching a family member please contact Glamorgan Archives, telephone 02920 872200 or West Glamorgan Archive Service, telephone 01792 636000.

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