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Justice & Police Museum

Cnr. Albert and Phillip Streets | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2004, Australia
+61 2 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.
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Cnr. Albert and Phillip Streets | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2004, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9252 1144
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good place to go if you want to delve into the darker history of Sydney. Just a short walk from the Opera House across from the ferry terminal. Allow 90 mins for a visit. There is a historical court room, police cells as well as...More

Thank mark k
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time here - the tour we got of the police station side - archives, cells and collections was great. Very small tour - engaging tour guide with a great presence.

Thank Galaxcytraveling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during a wet Sydney Open Saturday. This museum is in an interesting location and has some great static displays - full of wonderful information about criminals and their crimes in Sydney from olden to modern times. I have been here before when a...More

Thank dspearoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum gives a wonderful insight into the criminals in history from the area. Enjoyed the visit more than I thought. However only parts of the museum are wheelchair accessible and it's only is only open at weekends. Your ticket allows you to return more...More

Thank hellieb66
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

If you have a spare few hours I would recommend this museum....absolutely fascinating and very well presented.

Thank charliesD9938SS
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting museum which is only open at weekends. It has much history about Sydney criminals and some information about the local police force and court system. There's also a court reenactment which you can take part in! Definitely worth a visit

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Visited with our two boys (9 and 12) and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Court room, charging room, holding cells, artefacts, and stories covering some of the darker history of Sydney's underworld. Visited on its own, this is an inexpensive and accessible option for the family....More

Thank Oxonians
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This event talks about all crimes other than the one committed by themselves. We bought a day pass from their website for $110.00 each. Their site was not clear at all on what you could or couldn't see. The sessions we wanted to see were...More

Thank Theresa T
Sydney L, Public Relations Manager at Justice & Police Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Theresa T, We were very sorry to read about your negative experience at the BAD: Crime Writers Festival and the fact you didn’t get access to the sessions you had expected to be able to see with the ticket you purchased. We’ve spoken with...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 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

1  Thank Christine N
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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
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