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5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

I visited the recently opened Tayside Police Museum today. The exhibition rooms are actually within the old Kirriemuir Police Station, so authenticity is the watch word. The first room we visited was a former police cell, which had last been used just 5 years ago. Exhibits include fascinating drugs paraphenalia; horrific home-made weapons confiscated in Dundee; collections of uniforms, bravery and sporting awards, and more truncheons than you can shake a stick at. 🙂 The older items evoke an era when policing was much more community based, and it is sad that this has passed.

The volunteer guide was absolutely brilliant and she brought everything to life with just the right amount of detail. We actually arrived half-an-hour after the closing time by mistake, and she generously invited us in when she saw us standing dejected on the door step.

The is more than just a museum, it is a repository for community memory – and tales of former policemen in the Kirriemuir area were exchanged with joy between the guide and my friends.

To my great surprise, given I have no particular interest in the police, the visit was genuinely interesting, and would recommend everyone, both young and old, to pop-in.

Oh yes, it’s free!

Visited October 2016

Visiting Groups

Groups of all ages and interests are finding the Museum a very engaging destination.

History clubs, Tuesday clubs and a number of groups of young people such as Cub Scouts have all found something to catch their attention.

To arrange a visit use the contact form on this website or email

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“Tayside Police Museum,”
5 of 5 stars

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this museum on 23 June, what a wonderful attraction, well worth the time spent and shown round by very informative staff and shock was to find a photograph of my father when serving in the Dundee City police taken back in the 1950’s in one of the rooms. Lots to see and take in, would recommend all to visit this museum.

Visited June 2016

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