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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  • 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 »
  • Lots of activities from dressing up through to clue type games around the museum as well as lots of facts and traditional museum type things for the older visitor.  more »
  • Looking for somewhere to go that is "free" to enter. Fill of interesting information and great if you are at loose end with the children each term they have different clues for them to find and become a Junior Detective and if you want to take up the challenge yourself you can also become a Senior Detective. Worth a visit.
  • The museum runs really good activity days in school holidays and does excellent tours for school groups. There is exhibits there of interest to both adults and children.
  • It was really interesting with lots of interesting things to look at and read. I loved reading about the history of the New Zealand Police and seeing how things have changed. It's free to get into which is nice and wasn't busy when we went.
  • It had so much un herd of history about nz policing its a well kept secret
  • Great placed we heard cop cars doing high speed Chase trying over the road

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