What was briefly a brothel is now a celebration of law enforcement.
The International Police Museum in Dannevirke opened yesterday.
Former Hamilton Senior Sergeant Bruce Lyon and wife Maureen converted the high-profile building on Dannevirke's main street into a museum and bed-and-breakfast after Mr Lyon ended 36 years in the police with a sudden career switch.
The collection includes teddy bears, badges, a range of model police vehicles and caps from Poland, Germany, South Africa, Arge...
A former police officer is breathing new life into a former Hawkes Bay brothel.
Dannevirke's historic Public Trust building, which gained notoriety during a spell as the brothel Promiscuous Girlz last year, has been sold to the Waikato ex-policeman who plans to turn it into an international police museum.
Dannevirk has an 'International Police Museum' that is due to open in early 2010. This contains police memorabilia from around the world, including several police vehicles.
What: Museum Lodge, Dannevirke
Where: 133 High Street, Dannevirke 4930, New Zealand.
More details soon.