The museum is currently closed to the public;
for enquiries call 01634 403260
to the Kent Police Museum.
We hope you will like what you see on the various pages, and that
this will induce you to come along and see what we have on display
here in the Historic Dockyard, Chatham.
The Police Museum was started as a collection of Police memorabilia
in the 1960's by officers who felt there was a need to show our
history. In 1973, the Police Museum was opened in the attic at Police
HQ in Maidstone, by retired inspector John Fail.
the years the Police Museum moved around to different offices, ending
up in the attic of the C.I.D. block. Visitors to the Police Museum
had to book and appointment, and were shown around by a member of
the Operations Department. In 1992, in response to the need for
more office space, the Police Museum had to be dismantled, and was
stored in boxes. The Historic Dockyard heard about this, and offered
us the use of Boiler House No. 3 for seven years.
After restoration and repairs, the Police Museum, moved into the
building, and was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent on the 25th