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December 4, 2019

All the work we have done for the NLHF bid has made us look back and remember where the museum began. There has been a plaque on the wall at Sparkhill for many years commemorating the founder of the museum - the late Charlie Elworthy, a Birmingham City Police officer w...

November 28, 2019

Looking for something a little different as a present this year? Why not visit WMPeelers.com/shop and get something nice for that special someone.

We have something for every Peaky Blinders fan - the Peaky Bundle! With only 8 available, if you are interested then get yo...

November 21, 2019

This week we have submitted our Round 2 Heritage Lottery bid to NLHF for a decision at the panel in March 2020 on the funding required to renovate the Lock-up and turn it into the permanent West Midlands Police Museum. 

Plans include separating from Steelhouse Lane...

October 2, 2019

We are pleased to be releasing tickets for a talk by renowned Birmingham historian Professor Carl Chinn on the Peaky Blinders: the Real Story. The talk will be on Tuesday 12th November, 7pm at the Lock-up and afterwards visitors will be able to browse the Lock-up facil...

September 30, 2019

We were very proud last week to be present at the unveiling of a Police Memorial Trust plaque marking an area near to the spot where PC George Snipe of Birmingham City Police fell after being attacked by a mob in the 1890s.

PC Snipe was killed on 19 July 1897 after bein...

September 25, 2019

Tickets are on sale for the last two Lock-up open days of 2019 - October 12th and November 9th. October 12th will see the usual museum display, uniform to try on, quiz and fingerprinting for children. There are lots of items available in our shop for guests to find a s...

August 12, 2019

Tickets have been released for the September open day which is on Saturday 7th September between 10am and 4pm - tickets are available here:


That evening from 5-7pm we are hosting local historia...

July 18, 2019

Summer is finally here but there is no rest for the Lock-up! Activities are planned throughout the summer with a police strike themed open day and evening talk on Saturday 3rd August and a summer holiday open day on Wednesday 21st August as well as numerous private gro...

July 10, 2019

At the beginning of August 1919, 120 Birmingham policemen went on strike - joined by officers from London and Liverpool as part of the National Union of Police and Prison Officers, otherwise known as NUPPO.

This followed the very successful strike of 1918 whereby 1,000s...

June 19, 2019

Our next public open day is on Saturday 6th July from 10:00am until 4:00pm - tickets can be purchased from here:


We also have a talk on Policing Birmingham During World War 2 - taking you through th...

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