The Old Police Cells Museum for Sussex Police

A short guide

By Pat Drake

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 and is both educational and entertaining.

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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 policemans wash room and uniform store areas, police memorabilia and artefacts.

The museum also houses a unique collection of trunchions and tipstaves, 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.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Old Police Cells Museum for Sussex Police' page

This page was added by Pat Drake on 26/03/2007.