Visiting the Museum



The Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum is located on the eastern side of the historic Pioneer Square district of Seattle at 317 Third Ave South.  It is directly across the street from Seattle Lighting and ½ block north of the King Street (train) Station. 

Driving:  From I-5:  Take the James Street exit, go westbound on James Street (towards the water).  Turn left (Southbound) on Third Avenue approximately 4 blocks.  On street (pay) parking and private (pay) lots are located throughout the area. 

Metro:  Get off at the South Jackson Street tunnel station, up the escalator, turn left on South Jackson to the King Street Station and look to the northwest approx ½ block. 

Hours and Admission

NOTE ON MUSEUM HOURS: Until further notice visiting the Police Museum will be done by appointment only. If you would like to visit or schedule a tour at the Police Museum please email Officer Jim Ritter at: or call: 206-437-3860. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Admission fees for the Police Museum are as follows:

$4.00  (Adults and children age 12 and over)

$2.00 (Children under 11 and handicapped and/or special needs visitors)


Although the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum is designed specifically for self-guided viewing, guided tours are also available for large groups (10 or more).  Large groups of children will require 1 adult for every 5 children.

GROUP TOURS will require PRE-PAYMENT (to ensure attendance) at least two weeks in advance and payment will be forfeited if the Police Museum is not notified at least 24 hours in advance.  Credit Card payment (VISA & M/C) via phone is accepted.

Tours are $1.00 in addition to the regular admission fee.
(Handicapped/Special Needs tours are exempt from this fee)

NOTE: Scavenger Hunts and other private business solicitations are strictly prohibited at the Police Museum. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and will result in forfeiture of admission, removal from the facility and possible criminal and/or civil penalties. 

Restrooms are available to admitted Police Museum guests (ONLY).

Upcoming Events

September 27, 2014- Museum Fundraiser, Law Enforcement Collector's Meet


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317 Third Avenue South, Seattle WA 98104-2620