We spent a pleasant morning in Kirriemuir on Saturday 6th August. On our way to Barrie’s birthplace we came across the Police Museum and decided to have a quick look. We were treated to a personal guided tour of the museum by one of the volunteers. It was really enjoyable and so much more interesting than just reading the labels on the exhibits. Some of the other volunteers are ex policeman and our guide was able to share some of their anecdotes, some of her own and information which other visitors had shared with them. There is a surprisingly large number of exhibits and photographs for the size of the museum. At the end we were allowed to try on the hats and get a photo in the cell next to Oor Wullie and PC Plod. It was good fun for us (three adults) and I am sure it would be even more appealing to families with children! Thanks Marilyn. (NB The museum is free)
So far over 400 people have visited the museum including a visit from MSP Graeme Dey pictured on the left below…
A considerable variety of people have visited the Museum since the opening, including a seven year old who was completely enthralled by the experience, historians and especially retired police officers.
The volunteers who man the Museum on a daily basis are mostly retired police officers and so visits from former colleagues work both ways as the visitors are often able to provide more background information but also enjoy the mutual banter.
A recent post to Twitter highlighted the possibilities of a visit to the Museum as part of a Modern Studies course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org