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Justice & Police Museum, Sydney

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Examine the social history of law and crime at Justice & Police Museum. The building served as a police station and court in 19th century. Today it stands as both a relic of colonial architecture and a trove of criminal justice history. Start by exploring the magistrate’s court, a recreated charge room, and remand cells. Head into the Charge Room and stand before the Duty Sergeant's Desk, where suspected criminals went through fingerprinting. See a collection of criminal weapons and a gallery of mugshots, and review evidence from infamous murder cases. The museum contains over 9,000 objects in all and houses a vast archive of photo negatives documenting police work. Use our Sydney day trip tool to arrange your visit to Justice & Police Museum and other attractions in Sydney.
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  • One of the best law enforcement or even government-related museums I've ever visited so far. Many historical papers and items from the Sydney Police are very carefully conserved, arranged, and shared....  more
    One of the best law enforcement or even government-related museums I've ever visited so far. Many historical papers and items from the Sydney Police are very carefully conserved, arranged, and shared....  more »
  • Thought this was very good, it was free to get into and it has information about famous Sydney criminals and crimes in the the 1800's and early 1900's. There was also the police station how it... 
    Thought this was very good, it was free to get into and it has information about famous Sydney criminals and crimes in the the 1800's and early 1900's. There was also the police station how it...  more »
  • We were looking for something to do on a Sunday morning. It was an interesting hour and a half. Not a massive amount to see but what was there was very interesting. 
    We were looking for something to do on a Sunday morning. It was an interesting hour and a half. Not a massive amount to see but what was there was very interesting.  more »
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  • A hidden Gem full of surprises!!! Justice and Police Museum offers a limited but deep collection of history of crime and famous criminal cases. Free entry on weekend. Its a heritage-listed former water police station, offices and courthouse. The museum is located at 4-8 Phillip Street on the corner of Albert Street and easily accessible with public transport (a short 5 min walk from Circular Quay Station). Spot 1 h to explore the museum. Highly recommended!!!
  • Its a heritage listed building constructed from sandstone in 1856. Go on the dark past of the corridor cells, criminals, their crimes. Step into the archive gallery displaying portraits and weapons of the underworld during the last century in Sydney. Good insights on Sydney’s Home of Crime. Free admission on weekends till end of Jun22
  • Such a brilliant place for kids. And it's amazing to see Sydney's past. If you are slightly interested in our story... Definitely go and have a look!
  • Loved this museum, Definitely worth the visit, Staff were not very friendly, but oh well 🤷 We still enjoyed our visit.
  • A great museum with great displays about Sydney's criminal past and notorious criminals. Some good interactive displays. Highly recommended.

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