Nothing to do with Sting, this is actually a masterclass in subtle agitprop, full of pictures of smiling coppers saving lives. The museum gives a full history of the city’s police from the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) to the present day, using old uniforms, official papers and so on. Some halls document more prosaic aspects, such as dog registration and vehicle licence plates – including plates for horse-drawn carts as late as the 1980s.
Don’t miss The many weapons and firearms, including gold-plated pistols.
Estimated time One to two hours.