State of emergency important notice

State of National Emergency

Police service update

At 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020, New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

This means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their household.

During this time Police will continue to provide essential policing services.

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About the Museum

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.

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.


Due to an ever increasing backlog the New Zealand Police Museum will enforce a moratorium on the collection of Police cultural property until further notice.

Please contact Rowan Carroll, Museum Director, with any queries.