Museum of Armed Policing


The Museum of Armed Policing (MAP) project is now well underway and is on course for opening on the 1st September 2018.

The Museum is situated at PFOA HQ in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

There has been some great progress over the last few weeks being display stands constructed in the main museum. Including TV Monitors and spaces for artefacts.

Vinyl wallpaper has been put up this week  Footprint Signs

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The Museum will feature a fully guided tour through various different zones:

Police Firearms History going back to 1800's

Foxtrot One One police officer murders on 12 August 1966

Incidents that have had an impact on Armed Policing

Firearms Training

Types of Firearms Officers and their different roles in Policing


Less Lethal Technology

Forensic and Post Incident Procedures 

Counter Terrorism (including recent terriost attacks in Manchester & London)

The museum is aimed at anyone including students from year 10. Access  to the Museum will be by pre-arranged bookings. 

A Viper electronic simulation range is being installed to allow visitors to experience situations faced by authorised firearms officers  Dann Developments

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Visitors will be able to purchase MAP merchandise and books relating to Armed Policing. 

Mark Williams, Chief Executive Officer of the  PFOA, said  Armed policing in the UK has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. We all know that in today’s climate we need armed officers, but how much do people really know or understand about this vital role in modern day policing?

The Museum of Armed Policing aims to inform and educate on all aspects of armed policing in the UK. State of the art technology will help demonstrate the immensely difficult decisions officers have to make on a daily basis. We will also look at how armed policing has evolved and the challenges that we have encountered on the journey to where we are today.


MAP website.

MAP Twitter

MAP Facebook

MAP Instagram - museunofarmedpolicing

Sponsorship Opportunities

Does your company have a passion for Policing? Are you keen to show your support for the men and women who keep us and our communities safe?

The only museum of its kind in the UK, the Museum of Armed Policing will address the current lack of authoritative and reliable information about the role of Firearms Officers in modern day society. It will educate and inform visitors about the work of armed officers and enable them to experience the complex decision-making involved in the role.

The Museum’s mix of historic and contemporary exhibits and events will offer unique partnership opportunities for your company. Interested? Please email Mark Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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