New Zealand Police Museum Stories

New Zealand Police Museum Stories

Come and explore the New Zealand Police Museum with a special Wellington Heritage Week exclusive tour, delving into the police history of the Wellington region.

From stories of bravery and policing excellence, to important New Zealand events in our social history like the 1981 Springbok tour.

The Wellington region has been witness to a long and rich history involving police and the amazing work they have done for their community, and at times the tragedies that have occurred.

A perfect tour for both Wellington history aficionados, and those more generally interested in the region.

There is plenty to offer for the whole family including: detective activities ready to be solved, New Zealand Police uniforms to try on, a police motorbike, and a range of tours and programmes for groups!

The museum is open between 10am and 5pm, seven days a week (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day).


Booking is required. Email museum@police.govt.nz or call 04 238 3141 to book

Location: New Zealand Police Museum, Royal New Zealand Police College, Papakowhai Road, Porirua - near Aotea Lagoon

Cost: $5

Duration: 1 hour

Contact: museum@police.govt.nz, 04 238 3141

Accessibility: Parking and wheelchair accessibile

New Zealand Police Museum

The New Zealand Police Museum tells the stories of the New Zealand Police and the work they do to keep us safe. Located on the campus of the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua, the museum is in perfect context to tell the stories of New Zealand Police. Explore policing methods and significant events in New Zealand’s social and political history from a police perspective.

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