Future plans for West Midlands Police Museum at the Steelhouse Lane Lock-up

After a successful Round 2 National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) bid in March 2020, West Midlands Police are currently working on delivering a project to convert the Lock-up into the new permanent home of the West Midlands Police Museum. The museum will be relaunched with a significant focus on engagement and education, using policing stories to bring our heritage to life and share it with more people.


Below are some of the graphics put together by our museum consultants (Campbell & Co) and a drawing by our architects (Lathams) showing the potential future layout and use of the building. Click on the 'view more' button at the bottom to see more images.

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 ever been possible before. 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.

© 2020 West Midlands Police Heritage Project

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