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West Midlands Police Heritage Project
The Heritage Project was set up to relocate and re-launch the West Midlands Police Museum
After a successful Round 2 National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) bid in March 2020, West Midlands Police are currently converting the Steelhouse Lane Lock-up into the new permanent home of the West Midlands Police Museum. The museum will be re-launched with a significant focus on engagement and education, using policing stories to bring our heritage to life and share it with more people.
Our plan is to be open several days a week for walk-in customers, school groups, private group bookings, young people's groups and corporate events, to have more of our heritage on display than ever before and make it more accessible than has previously been possible. The NLHF funding will allow us to achieve this vision and produce a fantastic attraction for Birmingham and the West Midlands to be proud of, that showcases policing heritage from around the West Midlands and delivers vital policing messages to young people to support a goal of having fewer victims of crime and fewer offenders.
We aim to be open following renovation works by early 2022.
In the meantime, from June 2021 to May 2022 we have opened a temporary pop-up museum in Coventry on Hertford Street. Open 10am to 3pm Thursdays to Saturdays - no appointment needed, just pop along!