New Zealand Police Museum, Porirua

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Established by the Police Commissioner in 1908 the museum was originally modelled on the Black Museum at Scotland Yard. Today the museum collects and exhibits New Zealand Police cultural property and criminal case evidence. The museum provides education programmes to all ages, using examples of policing excellence and telling the stories of some of the countries most famous

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  • True feeling, great experience, kids of all ages enjoy being handcuffed and see the history of the police  more »
  • A great place for children to visit. Some very informative information for the adults. The kids can dress up as police officers which is great. They can even solve a crime, which demonstrates what it ...  more »
  • A great visit to the Museum. It was so informative and the lady who gave the talk was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was also very poignant when reading of the young men whose lives had been ...  more »
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  • Glad I visited. You get the usual history and narrative of some high profile incidents in police history. There is a section where you can dress up in police gear and take pictures which makes for some nice memories. There is also a minor treasure hunt for children who can own a junior detective badge on completion of the hunt. This has great potential and could be polished further to get children and even parents more involved and makes the experience more memorable.
  • Had a great time with the kids. Really good information, displayed and shared in a caring, sympathetic & sensitive manner. Definitely going again - also buggy friendly & the bonus of a change table in the toilet & a small selection of kids toys & books in an accessible area. Must-do: photos on the motorbike!
  • Really interesting, well worth the visit. Free entry but I am sure they appreciate a donation in the box on the way out. Koha! Kids can do a junior detective game with clues throughout the museum. Guy at front desk was very friendly and helpful, excellent knowledge of exhibits. If you read everything and partook of all interactive displays you would need at least a couple of hours
  • A great little museum with some interesting insights of police work and some of the more high profile crimes over the years. Kids certainly loved the dress up area and riding on a real Police motorbike. Older kids and adults can try and solve mysteries with clues hidden in the exhibits. Entry is free with $5 for a guided tour.
  • Brilliant, interesting educational, every New Zealander should see, Thank you to all who serve in our police force

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