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New Zealand Police Museum

General Information

24A Papakowhai Road, Porirua 5024

04 238 3141

Opening Times - Check before visiting as might change

The Museum is open between 10am and 5pm, seven days a week (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day). General admission is free, charges apply for guided tours and programmes and must be booked in advance.

Located on the campus of the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua the Museum is in perfect context. Established in 1908 the collection was originally modelled on Scotland Yard’s Black Museum. Today, the Museum houses and exhibits a large collection of New Zealand Police cultural property and criminal cases. A modern facility, the New Zealand Police Museum provides education programmes to all ages, using examples of policing excellence and telling the stories of some of the country's more infamous crimes.
Notes for Cardholders

General admission is free, but there is a charge for pre-planned tours and educational programmes. We do offer disability groups of 5 – 10 people and their carers to have free tours of the Museum.

You would need to book in advance using the email: to make your booking.

If you are looking for a member of our team, please look out for their staff uniforms - they are there to help.

Standing and Queuing
Very rarely do we have a queue, visitors are served and welcomed immediately.
Level Access
Our building has level access throughout, the best entrance is our main entrance. We have two disability carparks, one close to steps, the other is adjacent to a ramp.
Our building is not large and there is plenty of seating throughout that you are welcome to use. We have two disability carparks, one close to steps, the other is adjacent to a ramp. If our carpark is full you may need to find a park on Papakowhai Road, this could present a problem for those with mobility challenges, as there are some steep paths.
Urgent Toilet Access
We have only one toilet, and it is accessible. If you need urgent access to it, or are unaware of its location, get the attention of one of our team and they will do the best to assist you.
Disability Assist Dogs
We comply with the NZ law with respect to Disability Assistance Dogs. The staff will offer you water for your dog and will indicate the nearest place for the dog to relieve itself.
Essential Companions
We do not require payment to enter so your companion is more than welcome if they want to purchase something or not.
Difficulty Accessing Visual Information
Through the training, the staff are well-informed about adapting their communication and assisting individuals who are blind/low vision or have difficulty understanding written material. The staff can help you, if you wish, to make a purchase at the gift shop.
Difficulty Accessing Audible Information
Through the training that the staff have done with the Hāpai Access Card, they are aware of how they can modify how they communicate with you. This includes making sure you can see their face when speaking, speaking clearly, use of pen and paper and being patient. The staff are aware of the NZ Relay service, so please use this if you think it appropriate when ringing if needed.
Hidden Disabilities
Through the staff's training, they are generally aware of hidden disabilities. Please speak to them about how they can assist in making your time with us great. We have a lot of audio and visual components, please let us know if they need to be turned off.
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