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New Zealand Police Museum
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Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions
Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions

Rarely can a city boast of having a museum dedicated to the police. However, there is such a place in Porirua. This is the New Zealand Police Museum, which is loved by both children and adults. What attracts visitors there?

First of all, this is not an ordinary museum. It is even more of an interactive complex where you can get acquainted with how the police service has developed over the past couple of centuries. There is a huge number of interesting artifacts: ancient fingerprints of criminals, weapons that the police seized from lawbreakers, old and modern uniforms, books that recorded all the data on the districts. There are photos of cars from different eras, in which the city was driven by police. And there is a favorite place for all local boys that is an exhibition of police motorcycles, where they can sit, and sometimes even ride.

Secondly, in addition to permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions are regularly held there. Some are organized even outside the museum if a large area is needed. And, by the way, exhibitions of service dogs are also quite frequent in this museum, which for one day turns into a fun show: after all, children are so interested in communicating with the tailed defenders of the law.

Third, the New Zealand Police Museum hosts almost daily lectures, master classes, and quests for both groups and individuals. Especially popular is the program "Children's detective": young detectives are invited to solve a crime by traveling around the museum and collecting clues. This is how the New Zealand Police Museum employees not only develop the logic and attentiveness of young visitors but also teach them the basics of police work.

Another huge plus is that this museum is open every day and is free for all visitors. Only certain activities, such as master classes or quests, are fee-paying. However, the cost is so low that everyone can afford to participate in this exciting event. Usually, the schedule of events is available on the museum's website.

Address: Royal New Zealand Police College/Papakowhai Road, Papakowhai, 5024

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