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Victoria Police Museum

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Address: World Trade Centre (Mezzanine Level) | 637 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
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+61 3 9247 6354
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to forensic...

From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to forensic evidence from some of Melbourne's most notorious crimes,the Victoria Police Museum presents visitors with an intriguing insight into the social history of policing and crime.

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You have to work a little to find this museum but its worth it. Not a big museum but free and tells a very fasinating tale of policing in Melbourn thru the years.in my mind a must... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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Hull England
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

You have to work a little to find this museum but its worth it. Not a big museum but free and tells a very fasinating tale of policing in Melbourn thru the years.in my mind a must visit place.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We spent several hours enjoying our journey through this museum and the history of the police service in Victoria which is closely intertwined with Victorian history of course. The detail provided and the range of exhibits is excellent and well displayed. Worth a visit if in Melbourne. The fact it is just a gold coin donation also makes it very... More 

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Police Museum M, Manager at Victoria Police Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Museum and found it informative. Victoria Police has a long and proud history and we're fortunate to have the opportunity to share it with the community. https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g255100-d257182-r465208758-Victoria_Police_Museum-Melbourne_Victoria.html# More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were lucky enough to find that the Victorian Police Museum was going to be open on Saturday so headed down to 637 Flinders Street, ooops, not quite the right address, but the museum is just around the back of Flinders Street in Siddeley Street, so only a really short walk away. Certainly not a large museum, but so much... More 

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1 Thank 36Felix
Police Museum M, Manager at Victoria Police Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Museum and found it informative. Victoria Police has a long and proud history and we're fortunate to have the opportunity to share it with the community. https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g255100-d257182-r465208758-Victoria_Police_Museum-Melbourne_Victoria.html# More 

Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We found the Victoria Police Museum to be very well curated and was definitely worth visiting. Exhibits detailed the work of the police force over time and included many early, and more modern articles of evidence, paperwork, uniforms and weapons. An interesting walk through history.

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2 Thank krwil
Police Museum M, Manager at Victoria Police Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Museum and found it informative. Victoria Police has a long and proud history and we're fortunate to have the opportunity to share it with the community. More 

Australia
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

This small museum is somewhat difficult to find although it is near the World Trade Centre and not far from both Southern Cross Station and the Crown Entertainment complex.. Good signage is desperately needed. Most people would not even be aware that there is a museum.They only charge a gold coin to enter. Although the museum is small the exhibits... More 

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Police Museum M, Manager at Victoria Police Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments about the Victoria Police Museum. Victoria Police is proud of its history and is happy to showcase it. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I'm astonished that I've lived in Melbourne for all the years I have and didn't know this place even existed. It was a little hard to find and being open only Monday to Friday (but not public holidays), it's a tad limiting, but now that I've visited, I'm going to recommend it to everyone that visits. Entry is with a... More 

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2 Thank Debbie T
Police Museum M, Manager at Victoria Police Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments about the Victoria Police Museum. Victoria Police is proud of its history and is happy to showcase it. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The museum provides a comprehensive history of Victoria Police's work. Well worth the visit and only a 5 minute walk from Southern Cross railway station

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great place to visit if your not scared of the police. This is also there Victorian HQ. Great little Museum off the beaten track.

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Police Museum M, Manager at Victoria Police Museum, responded to this review

Hi Martin Glad you enjoyed the Museum. Victoria Police has a long and proud history and we're happy for the opportunity to display it. More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Had the opportunity to meet some of the police members who were very approachable and friendly. They were very nice to reserve some time for us to share their experience being in the police force and their stories were very interesting and inspiring. Although the museum was small, I got to learn a lot about the history of the police... More 

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Police Museum M, Manager at Victoria Police Museum, responded to this review

Hi Isabelle Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and were able to meet with some police members. Victoria Police has a long and proud history and we're happy to have the opportunity to display it. More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

For only a gold coin donation you can visit this place and learn heaps.. The place is looked after very well and the staff (even sometimes police come in) can answer any questions you may have.. I loved it here and I'll love to spread the word out about it..

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