A new museum dedicated to the history of policing across Ireland is to be built in Belfast. It has been funded by the Treasury in Westminster and will cost £5.5m
It will be built in the grounds of police headquarters in east Belfast. It is expected that the new two-storey facility will be completed within the next two years. It will be open to the public and free to visit. The current museum is also housed in police headquarters but is a small, cramped building which doesn't allow the exhibition of all the artefacts collected over 200 years of policing in Ireland.