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The museum houses historical objects and original evidence that tell the story of the formation of New Zealand's Police.
For every major event, be it a celebration or a tragedy, the police have been there. Their experiences, along with the evidence they gather, provide us with first-hand links to our past.
Historical objects and original evidence are used in displays that tell the story of the formation of New Zealand's Police as well as their changing role in areas such as drug and alcohol enforcement. Many major historical events also feature, including the 1913 strikes, 1981 Springbok Tour, the Erebus plane disaster and the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior.
Great for kids:
The museum is a family-friendly facility with displays that will interest kids of all ages.
Junior Detectives dress up in uniforms and test their skills on a changing programme of mysteries and activities including forensic investigation techniques.
Guided Tours for group bookings:
Group tours are available on request and can be adapted to suit individual needs and ages. Let our Tour Coordinator help you plan your outing so that you can link into the many other educational and recreational activities in the area such as the Aotea Lagoon and playground, which are adjacent to the museum. Bookings can be made by telephoning +64 4 238 3141.
Collectable memorabilia, novelty gifts, postcards and toys are available at our gift shop along with the widest range of policing history books in New Zealand.