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Museum Facilities

Derby

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
Agard Street
Derby
DE1 1DZ

Tel: 01335 360882


Buxton

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,
Terrace Road,
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.


Other records

You may wish to contact the County Council as they do have some police records. They can be contacted at the following website address:

www.derbyshire.gov.uk

or by contacting: 

Libraries & Heritage
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG

The following may also be a source of help:

Derbyshire Family History Society
Library & Research Centre
Bridge Chapel House
St Mary's Bridge
Derby

Derby Local Studies Library
25b Irongate
Derby
Telephone: 01332 255393

Family Records Centre
1 Myddleton Street
London
EC1R 1UW
Telephone: 020 8392 5300

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.