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Justice & Police Museum

Cnr. Albert and Phillip Streets | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2004, Australia
9252 1144
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These historic police buildings once hosted infamous criminals like bushranger Captain Moonlight and sly-grog queen Kate Leigh, as Sydney's police and magistrates kept law and order. Walk through the corridor of cells, check out the chilling collection of criminal weapons and hundreds of photos from forensic archives. Open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. Adult $10. Concession $5. Family $20. Sydney Living Museum members free.
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Cnr. Albert and Phillip Streets | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2004, Australia
Central Business District
9252 1144
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very interesting visit to the museum today looking into the past history of policing in Sydney. If you have an hour or so and you are down at Circular quay you may enjoy a visit to this museum. We had an enjoyable time...More

Thank Christine N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an interesting place... but a bit macabre..probably more suited to 10years plus.. not huge so can be visited within an hour.definitely dress up... so much fun!

Thank LoLo P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, the history in this place is amazing. If you've ever wondered who was the last person to be hung in Australia or what the old laws around were this is the place to visit. Fantastic for young and old alike

Thank Liane C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Justice and Police Museum is very interesting and is only open on weekends but definitely worth a visit. The entrance fee is Only AUD 10. This is a cool museum located near the Circular Quay in a old Police building which is now the base...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We attended the mock trial of a bushranger at 3.30pm in the afternoon which was heaps of fun for all the family including children aged 12 and 14. Visitors get to participate and with the help of a script perform the trial in the court...More

Thank blaintm
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a lovely little museum that we saw by chance as, although it’s only a stone’s throw from Circular Quay, it is just off the main street and can be easily missed. It concentrates on the crime and criminals of Sydney’s past, with interesting...More

Thank malabarfly
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stumbled across this museum on our way to the botanical gardens. It was awesome and fascinating. We had a mini tour and the guide was extremely knowledgable and lots of fun. The photos are fabulous and the weapons room a bit...More

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 31 March 2017

What are great place to spend a few hours reading about policing and crime in early Sydney. I found this museum a great change from natural history museums and the like. No maybes or buts here, this is evidence and facts and the justice system...More

Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It was worth visiting as we had the Sydney museum pass. Guided tours at various times plus a mock trial Only open Sat and Sun.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Our U3A group visited this facility and found it fascinating. Some of our people are going to return again to be able to read and view more of the tools/gadgets used in past times to commit crimes. This facility was still used as a Police...More

Thank nancybee11
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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