Thames Valley Police has a small museum at the Thames Valley Police training centre in Sulhamstead.

During building refurbishment at Sulhamstead the force museum has relocated to:

Theale police station
Church Street
Theale
Reading
RG7 5BZ

Visits to the museum are by appointment only, with a maximum group size of ten.

A Non-Appointment Wednesday is held each week between 10:00 and 12:00, although the sometimes the museum has to close at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. It is therefore recommended that you call ahead of your visit in order to avoid disappointment. 

For more information, please email us at TVPMuseum@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk, call us on 01865 542 704 or write to: 

The Curator 
Thames Valley Police Museum 
Sulhamstead House 
Sulhamstead
Reading 
RG7 4DU

The museum includes displays on the history of Thames Valley Police and the five police forces that merged to form it: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxford City, Oxfordshire and Reading Borough.

The museum's collections include items from the Great Train Robbery of 1963, uniforms, equipment, medals, scenes of crime evidence, and Amelia Dyer.

To help cover expenses, the museum makes the following charges:

Visits

Adults, £3 per person

Senior citizens, £2.50 per person

Children under 12 – no charge

School groups and youth organisations –  no charge

Charity organisations –  no charge

Non-appointment Wednesday between 10am and 12pm – no charge

Talks

Private/Organisations £40

School groups and youth organisations – no charge

Charity organisations –  no charge

Please note that we're only able to deliver talks within the area that Thames Valley Police serves – Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Research requests

The museum team can no-longer conduct research requests into service or family history.

Due to the ongoing refurbishment work the museum can not accommodate any research requests.

Loan of Artefacts and Exhibits

To help cover expenses, the museum makes the following charges for loans of artefacts and exhibits:

Not specified – available upon request

Visits to the museum are by appointment only. Although no charge is made to youth, school and charity organisations, donations are encouraged to help us maintain the museum.

Unfortunately, we can't take any donations of artefacts and exhibits at this time.

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