Police cell and police custody

With the real life ambiance of a police cell, visitors will enter and experience the procedures of being arrested. You will find out what it is like to be “booked in” and fingerprinted, and ultimately ending up being locked in a cell.

Being in custody

You can’t be kept at a police station for more than 24 hours without being charged, although this can be extended to 36 hours with the authority of a police superintendent, and for up to 96 hours with the authority of a magistrate.

The one exception is for arrests under the Terrorism Act, where you can be held without charge for up to 14 days.