Not all superheroes wear capes – at least not the heroes who maintain law and order in our safe abode we call Singapore. This is what we learnt from a visit to the Police Heritage Centre as part of Children’s Season.
A Special Look
Jointly presented with the National Heritage Board and the Museum Roundtable, the 1.5-hour Children’s Season outreach programme at the Police Heritage Centre has been specially designed for families with young children between the ages of 3 to 12 years old.
Through the easy-to-comprehend, guided tour of the Police Heritage Centre, history was brought to life in front of the children’s eyes. Items on display were actual artefacts that police used in the past, rather than mock-ups or replicas.
The interactive nature of selected exhibits certainly piqued children’s curiosity, and there were also opportunities to take interesting photos as a keepsake from the Police Heritage Centre visit.
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In addition to the history lesson, during the Police Heritage Centre visit as part of Children’s Season, children were able to participate in a fun badge making craft session.
Kids could pretend to be the police by dressing up in adorable kid-sized police uniforms. This would be a dream come through for those who are little police-wannabes!
Visiting the Police Heritage Centre
Even if you’re unable to carve out time to visit the Police Heritage Centre during Children’s Season, fret not.
The Police Heritage Centre is opened all year round – Tuesdays to Fridays (10 am to 5 pm) and Saturdays (10 am to 1 pm). However, to visit the Police Heritage Centre, visitors will need to secure an appointment via phone at 64782123 or by sending an email to SPF_Police_Heritage@spf.gov.sg. Do take note that appointment forms have to be sent in five working days in advance.
Police Heritage Centre
Address: New Phoenix Park, Police Headquarters Tower Level 1 & 2, 28 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329560. Visit by appointment only.