There has been an arresting development at the Greater Manchester Police Museum in Manchester city centre.
Katie Henderson has copped the top job and joined the GMP Museum to lead it as the new curator. The museum is currently one of the top rated attractions in Manchester on TripAdvisor and more than 17,000 people visit the GMP Museum every year.
With more than 10 years’ experience of working in museums in the North West, Katie now wants to bring even more people into the GMP Museum based in Newton Street in Manchester City Centre.
Katie said: “This is an amazing place to visit and I am lucky to be able to come here every day for work. I love the varied nature of the Museum work which is about people and their stories across Greater Manchester.
“In my new role I really want to open up our collection to as many people as possible and to bring people closer to the police. I want to make this a place where people walk in and say ‘wow’.”
Katie, who lives in Chorley, has a degree in Classical Studies and has worked at the Museum of Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool and Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ Trust.
GMP Museum is on Newton Street, Manchester and is open 10.30 am – 3.30 pm (doors close at 3pm) every Tuesday and Thursday during the school holidays. Bookings for private visits and research can be made for Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (term time).
(Pic: New GMP Museum Curator Katie Henderson)