Old Police Cells Museum
The Old Police Cells Museum is located in the
basement of Brighton Town Hall and offers an educational and
entertaining insight into the history of policing within
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 policeman's wash room and uniform store areas, police
memorabilia and artefacts.
The Museum also houses a unique collection of truncheons and
tipstaffs, 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.