West Midlands Police Museum

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West Midlands Police Museum
A blue-painted wooden door in a Victorian redbrick wall
The museum's entrance, in Court Road
Location Court Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England
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Type Police museum
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Owner West Midlands Police
Website www.westmidlandspolicemuseum.co.uk
The museum's oil portrait of Sir Charles Horton Rafter, 1923, artist unknown

The West Midlands Police Museum is located in a wing of Sparkhill police station, Birmingham, England, which was formerly a courtroom.[1]:{{{3}}}[2]:{{{3}}}

One of two museums operated by the West Midlands Police, it is only open by appointment or on occasional open days.[1]:{{{3}}}[3]:{{{3}}} The main part of the collection relates to Birmingham City Police.[1]:{{{3}}}

The museum houses comprehensive archives of the West Midlands Police and its predecessors dating back to the formation of Birmingham City Police in 1839,[4]:{{{3}}}[5]:{{{3}}} as well as a small collection of paintings, including a portrait of Sir Charles Horton Rafter, the longest-serving Chief Constable of Birmingham.[6]:{{{3}}} The archives contain records of all police officers who served in the area of the present West Midlands Police and are of particular interest to genealogists.[7]:{{{3}}}

Sparkhill Library occupies the adjacent building.

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