Museum Update Sept 2019
The Police Museum at the Old Nick in Gainsborough is now being run by Gainsborough Theatre Company.
Volunteers at the Old Nick Police Museum are very sad that all our hard work establishing and promoting the museum over the last three years has not been appreciated.
We have enjoyed our work and volunteer companionship and particularly we have enjoyed meeting so many lovely visitors to our museum.
Thank you for your patronage, we will miss you.
For further information on whether or not the museum will be open, please email Des Kirkland at email@example.com
Welcome to The Old Nick Police Museum
Between 1860 and 1974, The Old Nick Police Museum was the Divisional Headquarters of the Lincolnshire Constabulary and the former Magistrates Court in Spring Gardens, Gainsborough.
The Courtroom was converted into a small theatre in 1979 but the basic structure remains visible and unaltered, and provides a unique and exciting opportunity for home grown theatre.
Efforts are now being made to establish The Old Nick as a dedicated learning resource which will provide interactive learning opportunities for the local and wider community. Based on the history of the Lincolnshire Constabulary, our guided tours, dramatic re-enactments and educational programmes bring to life to the judicial system of the time.
Can you help?
Much research has already been done but we are always keen to meet and talk with anyone who worked at The Old Nick either in the police force, or as a civilian worker, or in the magistrate's court either as a magistrate or a court official OR even anyone who spent a night in the cells! Get in touch!
The Museum is self funded. Our thanks go to Ping International, Hexadex Ltd, The Police Mutual Fund and our visitors for their donations and to the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police for his support and the loan of items from the Police Heritage Collection.