The Old Police Cells Museum
The Old Police Cells Museum for Sussex Police is housed in the basement of Brighton Town Hall. It offers visitors a unique insight into the history of Sussex Police.
This free museum provides an opportunity to visit Brighton Borough main police station for the period 1830 – 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 policeman’s wash room and uniform store areas, police memorabilia and artefacts.
The museum also houses a unique collection of truncheons 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.