Behind the Badge: The Story of the Ontario Provincial Police

Now Open!

Staff at The OPP Museum are working behind the scenes to bring you some all-new exhibits.

You are invited to explore our main gallery space where we share artifacts and stories from our proud policing tradition – established in 1909. We offer a glimpse into what life was like in the early days for officers and their families, explore OPP driven developments in investigation and forensic science, showcase uniforms and equipment, and recognize significant milestones in the organization’s development. A visit to OPP General Headquarters also offers a glimpse into the contemporary world of Ontario’s largest police service.

Kids are invited to put on a puppet show at the community theatre and engage in the many policing themed hands-on games and activities. Old and young alike are encouraged to try on a uniform for size and pause for a photo in the detachment locker room. And don’t forget the vintage vehicles also on display including the fully restored and very rare 1931 Henderson motorcycle (the oldest original OPP vehicle), Car 1, a 1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe cruiser, and Temagami – the OPP’s first patrol boat which was launched in 1949.