Covid Alert closure of Heritage Centre

A statement from the Heritage Centre in light of the current Covid-19 situation.

In accordance with Government advice the South Wales Police Heritage Centre is closed until further notice.

We continue to monitor the situation and updates will be posted on the website and social media as they happen.

We thank you for your patience in these difficult times.

The South Wales Police Heritage Centre 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!


Book a visit 

All you need to do is email us, telling us when and what time you would like to visit. You will then get an email back from us to confirm details.
Or call 01656 761 855 and leave us a message.
Appointments are available on most Wednesdays. However, should you have a specific or group request, please still feel free to get in touch and if possible we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Contact details

South Wales Police Heritage Centre
South Wales Police Headquarters
Cowbridge Road
CF31 3SU

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01656 761 855

Please do not report crime on this number - please call 101 to report a non-emergency crime or 999 in an emergency.

Family history research

If you are researching a family member please contact:-
Glamorgan Archives
Clos Parc Morgannwg
CF11 8AW
Telephone 02920 872 200 
West Glamorgan Archive Service
Civic Centre
Oystermouth Road
Telephone 01792 636 000