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Discover stories about some of Birmingham’s most notorious criminals, including the real Peaky Blinders.

Infamous criminals come to life in this new Midlands attraction which spans over 200 years of policing history.

Discover what it was really like to spend time on both sides of the bars and investigate and solve crimes in the onsite forensics lab. 

Get hands on and join in the fun by taking part in interactive displays, dress up in police uniform or take your very own mugshot. There's also a lock-up mouse trail - designed specifically for younger visitors.

The West Midlands Police Museum is housed at the former Lock-Up at Steelhouse Lane and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. It also has a gift shop, where you can purchase your very own ‘Lock-Up Mouse’ along with police-themed goodies and history books.

West Midlands Police Museum,

The Lock-up, Steelhouse Lane,


B4 6BJ


Telephone: 0121 609 1700