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Address: 137 High Street, Dannevirke 4930, New Zealand
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+64 6-374 6455
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This private Police related collection and display is unsurpassed in New...

This private Police related collection and display is unsurpassed in New Zealand. International as well as New Zealand Police items, including patrol cars and motorcycles, uniforms, badges & patches, model cars and other Police memorabilia of all kinds.All this in an iconic and hertitage listed building on the State Highway 2 between Napier and Wellington or Palmerston North in the lower North Island of New Zealand.

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If you serve(d) bring something to trade. Hats, patches, uniform shirts

The owner/operator is a great guy who loves to travel and collect. Interesting collection of memorabilia and vehicles from around the world If you visit look for my old uniform... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
James J
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The owner/operator is a great guy who loves to travel and collect. Interesting collection of memorabilia and vehicles from around the world If you visit look for my old uniform; It's all green with a hat that says "USBP".

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Clearly a passion for the owners, loads of memorabilia from around the world to see, a treasure to the town

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Thank Jared M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I'd made contact with Bruce, the owner of this massive and fascinating collection a year earlier and had planned to visit, but life (other people's!) got in the way. This time when in NZ though I popped along to Dannevirk (through the Manawatu Gorge - awesome sight) and was welcomed like an old friend. My two young kids and their... More 

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Thank JonLloyd
Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

An interesting series of displays, mostly of police uniforms from all over the world. Not what I expected to find in Dannevirke. Friendly hosts and a discounted entry price. Don't miss the few vehicles outside. There were a few human-interest stories; a few more would have been good.

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Thank Gavin6114
wellington
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

The Motoguzzi police bike was something I did not expect to see. in this extraordinary collection which ranges from Canadian Mounties to Vietnamese etc etc .

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Thank explorerdoc
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I really enjoyed wandering through the Police Museum and seeing this massive collection of motorbikes, cars, uniforms, badges, hats and all sorts of other things from police forces around the world. They have the original CHiPs uniforms from my favourite TV show as a kid. It is such an interesting place! Am going to bring my kids back here, they... More 

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Thank AngelaRandall
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

lovely host and lots to see and to see how much has changed from uniforms to even cars over the years. learnt a few things I did not know before.

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Thank alyshea2015
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

This museum is well worth a visit, bought back great memories from when I was a child. My 21 year old son absolutley loved it, lot of stuff to see and to take photos of

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Well worth a visit - a fine day is best as there are some items under cover outside. The cabinets are so well set up with good variety - very friendly staff too.

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Thank Alison161
Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Have driven past many times, decided to stop in this time. It is a fascinating place to go and have a look around, a huge collection and it was fascinating to read all the information. I only wish I had been able to spend a little more time to spend. A great place to spend some time.

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