Tetbury Police Museum and Courtroom

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • School age
  • Adults






Discover the history of crime and detection in Gloucestershire at the free and unique Tetbury Police Museum and Courtroom, located in Tetbury’s original Victorian police station. The family-friendly museum explores over 170 years of the Gloucestershire Constabulary and provides an insight into the social history of the town and its people.

During your visit you will get to meet our resident Sergeant Smith who will be happy to tell you about his duties, which include keeping an eye on “Fred”, a prisoner loudly sleeping a good night off in one of the station’s original cells.

You won’t want to miss the many exhibits and artefacts related to the Gloucestershire Constabulary, or the UK’s largest public display of British handcuffs and restraints. Don’t forget to visit the Magistrate’s Court upstairs where there is realistic display of a court in session, and dig into our ever-popular cold-case files of intriguing crimes from Tetbury’s past.

There is no need to book and entry is free.

Open Monday-Friday 10am - 3pm

Open hours

Monday10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday10:00 - 15:00
Thursday10:00 - 15:00
Friday10:00 - 15:00