Wikipedia:GLAM/WM Police Museum

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Sparkhill Police Station (the clock tower is part of the library, next door)
Enter via this door, in Court Road - bus route #2 stops right outside
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Wikipedians held an editathon at the West Midlands Police Museum ([1]), in Birmingham, on Saturday, 15 March 2014. Assistance was given to several new editors.

The museum

The museum, not normally open to the public, is located at the rear of Sparkhill Police Station, 639 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 4EA; coordinates: 52°27′02″N 1°51′54″W / 52.45060°N 1.86488°W / 52.45060; -1.86488

It has a small but significant collection of material relating to the West Midlands Police (who are 40 years old this year) and their antecedent forces.

The museum has wheelchair access, but no adapted toilets.

The event

The event, hosted by the West Midlands Police, was on Saturday, 15 March.

There were opportunity to research and write/ improve articles; and to take photographs of objects outside their glass cases.

The event began with a short talk about the museum.


  1. RexxS
  2. HJ Mitchell
  3. Oosoom
  4. Simon Boylan (via Twitter, @CameraSiBoylan)
  5. Sasha Taylor +1
  6. Thryduulf
  7. Victuallers
  8. Slingpool
  9. Larrie Tiernan (via twitter @larrietiernan)
  10. Matthew Ward (via twitter @HistoryNeedsYou)
  11. Matchstickgeezer

Social media

Tweets, blog posts, pictures, etc were tagged with #WikiWMP


The event was organised by Andy Mabbett, User:Pigsonthewing.



The following articles may be improved or created:





Please list the articles you work on (at the event or as a result of it) here:


Articles created at, or as a result of, the event (with Wikidata entities, where created):


Useful resources

For new editors: