The Lock-up is opening its doors for the next public open day.

During your one and a half hour timeslot you can browse freely around the facility, look in the cells and find out more about some of the Victorian prisoners who stayed here. Some of the items and old uniforms from our police museum will be on display and there are lots of police themed goodies. In addition, there is a quiz & treasure trail for children, fingerprinting and uniform to try on. 

The Steelhouse Lane Lock-up was in use from 1891 to 2016 and many of the original Victorian features are still present, alongside more modern custody facilities. The Grade II listed building shows how a mini prison operated in a busy city centre for well over a century.

There is a small shop to support fundraising efforts which includes some books on the history of crime and punishment and policing in the West Midlands, fridge magnets, keyrings, prints of police paintings by local artists, mugs and popular police ducks.

All money from the ticket sales and items sold in the shop will be contributing to the plans to open a permanent police museum at the lock-up (with the exception of A Fair Cop which is raising money for local women's charities).

The open day takes place on Saturday 6 July at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.

Tickets are avaialble to buy here