The Old Courthouse,
63 Long Street,
Phone: 01666 504 670
In 1969 the Tetbury Magistrates Court was moved to Cirencester, this in turn led to the local Police Force taking over a new building in London Road. At this time, in order to preserve a part of Tetbury’s heritage whilst keen to provide a ‘public’ council office, the Town Council purchased the Victorian Police Station and Courtroom in Long Street, now formally known as Tetbury Council Offices and Police Museum.
Our resident Sergeant is always on duty in the station watching over the prisoners, local troublemakers and the public as he has done for over a hundred years.
'Fred’, one of our prisoners, sleeps it off in one of the cells and should not be woken, as he is known to become violent if disturbed. Considering the cells were only for ‘short stay’ prisoners they are extremely secure, in the past careless visitors have been known to lock themselves in!
The museum holds the largest collection of British handcuffs and restraints on public view in the United Kingdom. The Alex Nichols Collection of Handcuffs and Restraints was until recently housed at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, it was moved to The Tetbury Police Museum in 2007.
‘Tetbury Police Museum is one of the main attractions for all ages of visitors to the town and well worth a visit if you enjoy history’.
Wednesday and Friday
11am – 3pm
Other times by appointment.
Tetbury Police Museum & Courtroom
The Old Courthouse, 63 Long Street
Tetbury, GL8 8AA
Tel: 01666 504670