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 Police Station, installing a disability access lift, creating new stairwells to improve the flow around the building, creating a modern policing area to showcase policing teams and equipment today and fitting out new displays to tell the story of how policing has developed, sharing stories of pioneer and hero police officers as well as notorious criminals.
If a positive decision is reached, we could be closing by the end of July 2020 for building works to take place.
In the meantime, we are running events throughout the first part of 2020 to continue to generate funding for us to contribute to the bid and raise awareness of the museum and the Lock-up itself. Tickets are currently available for Friday 3rd January, Saturday 8th February, Saturday 7th March and Saturday 7th April. We have a feature length capital punishment talk on Saturday 11th January and a talk on the Jack the Ripper investigation on the 4th April. Tickets for all can be found here:
If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, why not visit our online store? We have lots of exclusive books, badges and Peaky Blinders merchandise for sale and anything purchased from us helps us get one step closer to being able to relocate the museum to the Lock-up:
A selection of items we have for sale are shown below: