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This event takes place in the basement of the headquarters building, on a secure site where people have to pass through a gatehouse, and so visitors will need to make a booking prior to attending. 

The doors will be opened to the Heritage Centre (previously called Museum). The museum tells the story of policing in South Wales, from the Celts right through to the present day. Highlights include a reconstruction of a Victorian police cell and an Edwardian charge room. 

Booking required -

Email - 

Telephone - 01656 761855.

Address - South Wales Police Heritage Centre, South Wales Police Headquarters, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3SU. 

There is a bus stop outside from Bridgend Bus station (limited bus service). Walking distance about 25 minutes or taxi (5 minutes) from train station. Car down the M4 off at J34 (15 minutes) or A48 (5 minutes).

The site is fully accessible, even though the Heritage Centre is based in the basement with stairs down, as there is a flatbed lift.

Please inform the site beforehand of any special requirements including learning, physical etc.

ID verification is required for the lead booking person. Visitors badges must be worn throughout the visit and the group must stay together on site.