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November Open Day
The Lock-up is opening its doors for the next public open day.
During your one and a half hour timeslot you can browse freely around the facility, look in the cells and find out more about some of the Victorian prisoners who stayed here. Some of the items and old uniforms from our police museum will be on display and there are lots of police themed goodies in our shop. In addition, there is a quiz & treasure trail for children, fingerprinting and uniform to try on. We also have some brand new books for sale which are not available in shops - including Out of the Blue: Police Strike 1919, Condition Red: Policing Birmingham during WW2 and Birmingham: The Sinister Side.
The Steelhouse Lane Lock-up was in use from 1891 to 2016 and many of the original Victorian features are still present, alongside more modern custody facilities. The Grade II listed building shows how a mini prison operated in a busy city centre for well over a century.