About Us

TAYSIDE POLICE MUSEUM, 15 Reform Street, Kirriemuir, Angus

Located on the ground floor of Kirriemuir Police Station in the town’s Reform Street, the Tayside Police Museum is a joint venture between Police Scotland, Angus Council, and the Kirriemuir Heritage Trust.

The Museum charts the history of policing in Dundee City, Perth & Kinross, and Angus, using displays of artefacts, documents, and photographs, covering the period from the early 1800s through to the 1980s.

There are sections on uniform, equipment, communication, offensive weapons, the Police Pipe Band, Special Constables, and so much more.  There is also an exhibit referencing the last person to be hanged in Dundee, William Henry Bury, who went to the gallows in 1889 for the murder of his wife, and when confessing to his crime, claimed to be Jack The Ripper.

The museum is run by volunteers, and entrance is free. There are toilet facilities, including access for visitors who  are disabled.

Children and families are welcome to visit. Groups, including school groups, are also very welcome but must pre-book.

ACCESSIBILITY:
Tayside Police Museum has level access from the street and ground floor accessible toilets.

PARKING:
There are two public carparks within central Kirriemuir, both within a 5-minute walk of the museum. There is also limited parking behind the museum itself accessed by the lane between the museum and post office.

OPENING TIMES:
From March 31st to 15th April
Tuesday to Friday – 11.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Saturday  – 11.00am to 3.00pm

From Week beginning 16th April until end of May
Tuesday to Friday – 11.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday  – 11.00am to 3.00pm

To ensure there has been no change to the opening times or details on this page, you can check with the museum directly before visiting.

Email:-  curator@taysidepolicemuseum.org.uk