The Derby Police Museum has reopened its doors after 10 year of being closed. Its aim is to showcase the history of Derbyshire Constabulary.
The museum, which can be found on Agard Street in the city, boasts a wide selection of historical police artifacts, and serves as an interesting and informative place to visit for anyone interested in the olden days pf policing.
Contact the museum on:
The Derby Police Museum
Tel: 01335 360882
The Derbyshire Police Memorabilia Collection was given to the Derbyshire County Council in 2004. It had previously been housed in the Police Museum at St. Mary's Gate in Derby but on the premises being sold a new home was required. It is now kept at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
Most of the time there is only a small part on display, but touring exhibitions travel around Derbyshire, showing at libraries and other public venues. These are themed exhibitions and aim to enlighten and entertain the public, as well as highlighting important community issues - information is available at the Derbyshire County Council website.
The collection contains items from communications devices to confiscated weapons, uniform dating back to Victorian times numerous photographs and books. If you feel that the collection interests you or that you could use it in anyway contact should be made with Ros Westwood or Martha Lawrence, who will be able to assist with:
- Enquiries regarding the history of Derbyshire Police
- Provision of displays or objects for police events
- Photographs of Derbyshire Police from 1900
- Donation of items to the collection
- Research for an exhibition
Contact the museum on:
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery,
Buxton, SK17 6DA
Tel 01629 533540
Derbyshire Constabulary during WW1
The link below contains research from one of our officers - Mick Baker - who has compiled a history of the constabulary during the first World War, and a profile of the officers who died during the conflict.
His research has been published on the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) website.
You may wish to contact the County Council as they do have some police records. They can be contacted at the following website address:
or by contacting:
Libraries & Heritage
The following may also be a source of help:
Derbyshire Family History Society
Library & Research Centre
Bridge Chapel House
St Mary's Bridge
Derby Local Studies Library
Telephone: 01332 255393
Family Records Centre
1 Myddleton Street
Telephone: 020 8392 5300