This tour is a special opening of the Old Police Cells Museum for the Lewes History Group. The Old Police Cells Museum is housed in the basement of Brighton Town Hall and offers visitors a unique insight into the history of policing in Sussex which is both educational and entertaining.
It provides an opportunity to visit Brighton Borough main police station for the period 1830 to 1967, and learn about the murder of Chief Constable Henry Solomon in 1844 by a prisoner. See some of the old cells with their graffiti from the Mods and Rockers era, the policemen’s wash room and uniform store areas, police memorabilia and artefacts.
The museum also houses a unique collection of truncheons and tip staves, one of the largest in the country. This collection was made by Alderman Caffyn throughout his lifetime and is on permanent loan to the museum from the Sussex police authority.
The museum will be open from 2.00 pm for Lewes History Group members
Admission is by ticket at £4.00
Tickets are available for this and other LHG outings from Paul Waller (Outings Organiser) on meeting nights at The King’s Church in Lewes, by contacting him on 01323 872088, or by using the contact form below.
It is essential that you book well in advance for these trips
The outings are primarily for Lewes History Group members only, but they may purchase tickets for accompanying non-members. When possible tours will be exclusively for LHG.
All members are asked to make their own way to the venue in good time. Regrettably we are not able to to arrange transportation for these trips.
The train or bus to Brighton may be an excellent way to travel on this occasion. The 13.14 from Lewes arrives at Brighton 13.30. The Nos. 28 or 29 leave the Lewes Bus Station at 13.16 and arrive on the Steine at 13.50.
See the Members’ Visits page for a list of forthcoming monthly trips organised by the Lewes History Group.
Contact Paul Waller for tickets using this form: