If you're headed for Old Blighty, and will be in the Manchester area at some point, this may prove of interest:
News from the Police Museum:
The last opening will be Tuesday 9 December 2008. The Museum will close then until the New Year.
GMP Museum & Archives
57a Newton Street
Manchester M1 1ET.
Tel: 0161 856 3287 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note this number is for contacting the museum only. To contact the police please ring 0161 872 5050.
Open Tuesday 10.30am to 3.30pm
Last admission at 3.00pm
Other weekdays by appointment for group visits
Closed weekends and public holidays
Please allow 1.5 hours for your visit.
All group visits must be by prior arrangement
Recommended maximum group number 20.
The Museum has access ramps, lift, unisex toilet for visitors with disabilities, Souvenir Shop and toilets.
No refreshments or parking available on site, but please ask about disabled parking.
The museum is a ten minute walk from Piccadilly Railway Station, Bus Station and Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink.