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!

#DiscoverPorirua - art, events, great coffee and kai, beaches, walks and bike rides. Let us take you on a tour of our city.  Mā te wā.

He matapihi o nehe rā: A window into the past

Situated outside the museum, this long-term exhibition describes Policing Aotearoa New Zealand in the 19th century and is installed in the original Hastings Police Station building. Find out more here

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Police Commissioner Mike Bush and Minister of Police Stuart Nash at the official opening of He matapihi o nehe rā: A window into the past

Location and contact


The New Zealand Police Musuem is situated in Porirua near Aotea Lagoon.

Phone (04) 238 3141
Email museum@police.govt.nz
Address New Zealand Police Museum, Royal New Zealand Police College, Papakowhai Road, Porirua

Visit the New Zealand Police Museum website to find out more about current exhibitions and events.

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