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’s 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!
Want to visit the South Wales Police Museum?
We are fortunate to work with great volunteers who curate the museum and host visits with the public. This includes schools, societies and anyone else with an interest in police history. Tours can be arranged on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday by appointment only.
To request a visit, please complete our short booking form below. The form also gives you the option to make a donation or give feedback on a recent visit.
Family history and research enquiries
If you have a family history or research query, please contact the Glamorgan Archives. They hold an extensive collection of documents about the Glamorgan Constabulary.