Can you help us save Steelhouse Lane Lock-up?
We're in a race against time to save the Lock-up and need your help.
The Victorian police building opened in 1891, and housed suspected criminals for over 125 years. Our mission is to turn the now-defunct building into a permanent museum for the public to explore, relish and absorb.
We want to relocate our vast heritage collection from Sparkbrook and relaunch it at the Steelhouse Lane Lock-up in central Birmingham, where it can be more easily accessed by members of public.
Alongside the museum we plan to run a huge engagement programme targeting young people to ensure they are educated on the social impact of crime, the dangers of drugs and carrying knives and other topical matters.
The building is steeped in rich history; it’s something that must be preserved. A museum dedicated to the past, present and future of policing within its four walls seems fitting – if not inevitable.
Funding cuts to policing in the UK mean that we can't support the project financially.
We’re also running a weekend of sponsored lock-in’s in conjunction with COPS UK. We’re looking for people to take part and spend either the 8 or 9 Feb 2019 at the Lock-up – there are 200 places up for grabs, but you’ll need to raise £250 sponsorship. All funds will be split between the WMP Heritage Project and COPS UK. Interested? Email Lockuplockin@hotmail.com to register. More information will be sent via email.