Thames Valley Police museum open days in Sulhamstead
The public are invited to the visit the Police Museum at Sulhamstead House.
The museum will open to visitors on Sunday, December 11 and December 18 from 3pm to 5pm, featuring displays on the history of Thames Valley Police and the five police forces which merged to form it in 1968, including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxford City, Oxfordshire and Reading Borough. Visits are free and no booking is required.
Collections include original artefacts relating to the Great Train Robbery of 1963, serial killer Amelia Dyer — nicknamed the 'Reading baby farmer' — and the Denham Massacre of 1870. Also on display is a large collection of police uniforms and equipment.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their smartphone and headphones to benefit from the full interactive visitor experience.
The museum is currently only open on Wednesdays between 10am and 12pm without visitors having to book an appointment or pay an entry fee, but will be closed on Wednesday, December 21.
Sulhamstead House, also known as the 'White House', dates back to 1744 and became the Thames Valley Police Training School in 1968.