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Norfolk Police & Fire Rescue Museum
A Rich History
The Norfolk Police Department, established in 1797, is one of the oldest in the United States and has enjoyed an illustrious history of service. The Norfolk Police Museum, established in 1919, is the oldest museum in Norfolk. Its purpose is to document and preserve the history of NPD and those who have served the department.

Norfolk Fire-Rescue was established in 1871. The Norfolk Fire-Rescue Museum, a unit within NFR, was established in 2004.

The two museums, Fire-Rescue Museum and the Police Museum, are located at 401 E Freemason St. in the old Freemason Reception Center.

Hours of Operation
The two museums are open to the public, donations are appreciated. During our transition from a paid to volunteer staff our hours of operation will vary. Please call 757-441-1526 after 10am to see if the facility is open. View a video about the museum.

Contributions & Item Donations 
Contributions are also welcome and can be mailed or dropped off at the museum during business hours. If applicable, note on the envelope to which museum the funds are to be directed. If you have any historical items please contact the museum during business hours to receive drop-off instructions.

Contact Us
Norfolk Police & Fire Rescue Museum
401 E. Freemason St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Ph: 757-441-1526

Thursday 10-2pm
Friday 10-2pm
*Call for special group appointment visits (ie. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts)

Admission: Donations are appreciated

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