Police Heritage Walking Tour

Police Heritage Walking Tour

Explore New Zealand Police heritage sites at the Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) in Papakōwhai, Porirua.

Visit the RNZPC Memorial Wall, the site commemorating police officers who have been slain on duty since 1886, explore the carved pou representing the 12 police districts, learn about policing in the 19th century through He matapihi o nehe rā: A window into the past, and finish with a visit to the New Zealand Police Museum.

Note: The terrain at the college has steep areas and steps.


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

Location: Royal New Zealand Police College 24 Papakōwhai Road, Papakōwhai, Porirua 5024

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $5 per person

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

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