Is there a tour of Scotland Yard?

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#1
Manalapan, N.J. USA
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In Washington D.C. you can go visit the FBI building. Is there a similiar tour of Scotland Yard? I haven't seen anything listed in the guidebooks.
#2
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"New Scotland Yard" is where the Metropolitan Police is now headquartered. It's near St James's Park Tube. The original Scotland Yard is nearer Embankment Tube.

I've never heard of tours of the building I'm afraid. It's not very inspiring, anyway - a rather dreary 60s office block.
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There are no tours of New Scotland Yard. Neither is the Met Police Museum open to the public.
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Unless you are a police officer from elsewhere. You can book an entry to the 'Black Museum' now called 'Crime Museum', Police identification must be produced. Even so it is difficult to gain access. As a serving police officer in 1997, I got in.

Around 5 years ago there were plans for a Metropolitan Police Museum - open to public, to be built in the Covent Garden area, it got shelved by the Metropolitan Police - a pity. Many other areas of UK do have small police museums open to the public, Edinburgh for one.
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