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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
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9252 1144
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

The justice and police museum is located near circular quay and is housed in the old court house building. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for children. The museum is separated in two parts by the building. The first half mostly contains photos and...More

1  Thank Patrick V
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting museum very close to the rocks but usually only open at weekends (except in January). It's an imposing building and it's got some fine exhibits, especially the photographs of criminals/suspects from the NSW records. There's a particularly good and frank exhibition...More

Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed January 10, 2017

The exhibit needs updating. While the photographs, memorabilia, and text are all very well, and the building is very nicely preserved, one's visit could be lengthened if there were more interactive content.

Thank Sonjee
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Justice & Police Museum. We have teen/tween kids and they thought it was fascinating. There is a good display of old crime photos and interesting stories. The museum is set in the old water police station/court so there are...More

Thank Vez02
Reviewed January 7, 2017

If you were familiar with the crimes and criminals that were featured - the museum would probably be a little more interesting. The pics of old auto accidents were the most interesting for us. Kind of high priced for what you see.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed January 2, 2017

1st time I've been here and was expecting something more. Interesting history of some criminals and crimes in and around Sydney but it only took about 30 minutes to go through, even with watching the narrated slide show which I found disrupted due to parents...More

Thank Paddy1954
Reviewed December 18, 2016

We had a great few hours looking at the crime photographs, reading about the crimes of a flourishing colony and a city entering a modern world. Some of the pictures, leave little to the imagination, but crimes and justice occur today, and a look at...More

Thank familyoffiveonhols
Reviewed December 13, 2016

A small museum showing some really interesting items around the history of Sydney crime and criminals. Best if you take time to read the displays and watch the short videos being shown on a range of things. There are some graphic photographs so not really...More

Thank Brianinsydney
Reviewed December 6, 2016

The items and information on show was very interesting. Looking at Sydneys past and the criminals the weapons use was a eye opener.

Thank Shireen K
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Situated about a 5 minute walk from circular key, the police museum has a great centralised location and definitely worth a visit if you are in the surrounding vicinity. One thing to note however is the limited opening times. The attraction is only open on...More

Thank freemanthefirst
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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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