The historic Grade II listed facility closed last year after being used by the force and Birmingham’s courts for well over a century. The building retains many of its original Victorian features alongside more modern custody facilities.
As well as having a chance to browse around the facility and cells, you’ll also get the opportunity to hear some of the stories of bravery and heroism of officers past, view some of the museum’s fascinating artefacts and pictures and see what prisoners would have been resident in the lock-up in the late 1800s.
As this year marks the centenary of female officers in the West Midlands Force, there will also be a special Women in Policing display. Copies of a book on women in policing in West Midlands will also be available to buy. A Fair Cop was cowritten by Corinne Brazier and Edgbaston Inspector Steve Rice and costs £9.99 (see what they did there?!). All profits go to local women’s charities. The book is also available to buy online
WHEN: Various hour long time slots are available between 10am and 5pm on Wednesday 13th September.
WHERE: The Lock-Up, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NW
COST: Tickets are limited and are available via Eventbrite. The cost is £5 per adult, with child entry free.