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“Amazing photos and well preserved site” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Justice & Police Museum

Justice & Police Museum
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Ranked #77 of 470 things to do in Sydney
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Owner description: 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.
Sunrise Beach, Australia
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Amazing photos and well preserved site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

The only negative about this museum was the limited hours that it operates under.

Everything about it was worth looking at - especially the photos of Sydney of the past.

It is always a shock to see what people had to experience pre - war - gaunt and ill fed people who had to turn crime to survive.
The Courtroom was absolutely authentic - especially the dock.

Just worth while trying to get there whilst it is open.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Exceptionally informative and well presented”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went and had a look at the City of Shadows exhibit and wondered around the premises to see all the other exhibits. The presentation was outstanding and really provided a flavour of what it must have been like in the past. The history of various crimes and the criminals involved was very well done and extremely informative.
If you happen to visit this attraction, take your time and read the information provided as you will walk away with a great understanding and impression of what happened in the past.
Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Well preserved, I must say!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

I came here for the City of Shadows exhibit. Wonderful pictures from this exhibition. The rest of the permanent exhibition... Well... I've seen before in other countries so I am not extremely impressed. SCAD (Savannah College of Arts & Design) Hong Kong is right IN the UNESCO award winning North Kowloon Magistracy Building (in Sam Sui Po, wonderful historical area btw). So having been to SCAD HK, seen how they've co-existed the art university in the historical building, I felt how impressive it is to sit an art school right in the building.

The Justice & Police Museum is not very big and can be completed in 1 hour. The permanent exhibit is the usual stuff with some interesting crimes.

Especially like the part on punishment. A small room at the back. Very brutal... The verse that hits me was the part on the the horror is not the crime of the criminal but the wickedness of the punishments (something in that line of thought).

I love the current exhibit for City of Shadows. Wonderful portraits of the small-time criminals and their description. Such beautiful black & white portraits. I kept thinking wow... police photographers are so creative!

Visited June 2013
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Pimpama, Australia
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“an unexpected find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

An original attraction in the heart of Sydney that we'd never found before! Enjoyed by both the adults and children and affordable at just $20 for a family pass.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“fascinating place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

I did not expect it to be as interesting as it in fact was. Quite quirky, a little bit gruesome at times, but quite a fascinating place if time is available could be worth a visit.

Visited July 2012
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