South Wales Police Museum

The South Wales Police Museum will be closed as of 1st June 2015 whilst building work is undertaken at our Headquarters. This work will take up to two years to complete. 

About our 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!

General enquiries:


Telephone: 01656 761 855

Address: South Wales Police HQ, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3SU.

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