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New Zealand Police Museum

The Royal NZ Police College Campus | Papakowhai Rd, Porirua, New Zealand
+64 4-238 3141
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Fun and Interactive

Had an absolutely awesome time with my 6 year old granddaughter watching her find the clues on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackie B
Great time had

We had a great time today visiting the museum, we discovered using trip advisor app 😀 It has lots... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary F
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Free general admission, guided tours $5 adults, $3 children and senior citizens, interactive crime-solving puzzles and dress-ups for children. Toilets inside the museum, wheelchair access, parking, gift shop. 2 minute drive off State Highway 1 and 20 minute drive from central Wellington.
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  • Average2%
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The Royal NZ Police College Campus | Papakowhai Rd, Porirua, New Zealand
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+64 4-238 3141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an absolutely awesome time with my 6 year old granddaughter watching her find the clues on the work sheet provided by a wonderful friendly and helpful assistant. She felt such a sense of achievement and learnt heaps along the way will definitely be going...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time today visiting the museum, we discovered using trip advisor app 😀 It has lots of history to learn and read, and we learnt things we didn't know about events from the past. It would be cool if the detective trail...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

The history of the NZ Police is well laid out, easy to read and can be very interactive with the young ones. A few different souvenirs can be purchased as you leave the building. There are limited parks outside the building otherwise it is on...More

Thank AUSGR81
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This small but innovative museum has excellent displays on the history of the NZ Police. Several of the country's most notorious crimes and their investigations are highlighted. The cultural change in NZ Police over the years is also on display. Worth a stop if you...More

Thank Oskar_Baxter
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This was fantastic with both my nine and five year olds enjoying their visit. The detective trail was amazing with so many things for the kids to touch and look at.

Thank rruskygirl
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We went with a group and had the guided tour. A friendly, knowledgeable guide and lots of interesting things to see. Kids would probably enjoy it as well.

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The Retiree Club I belong to went on outing in 2015 to the Police Museum. We were taken around and shown all the exhibits which included very interesting crimes from many years ago up to the present time. All the uniforms worn in this century....More

Thank Mau5024
Reviewed 27 April 2016

A great place to stop to get a quick history lesson on New Zealand and policing in New Zealand. Very well laid out with some fascinating pieces on display. Very helpful and informative staff. Worth a visit on you way past.

Thank Paddy-Relle
Reviewed 27 March 2016

You will learn all there is about the history of Police force of New Zealand in this museum. The place is just adjacent to New Zealand police college and you can take the bus to the place from Wellington. I spent about 2 hours there...More

Thank Reza S
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The museum is onsite of the New Zealand Police College, and I really would recommend that if you are in this city to visit. It is filled with a rich history of the NZ police, from it's humble beginnings to now. There is a fun...More

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