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“Fascinating Record of Crime.”

Justice & Police Museum
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$84.83*
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Ranked #80 of 488 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Small but intriguing museum open weekends only. Mugshots of Sydney Criminals and low-lifes
from 1912-48; scene of crime photos; weapons; history of the bushrangers; court and cells.
For those interested in crime, crime fiction or the seedy side of life, unmissable.
A short walk from Circular Quay.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

IF you have a couple of hours spare take time out this place is a real gem just to see the courthouse and goals the weapons these crims used a very interesting place.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great little museum with entertaining exhibits as well as films which are, at times, graphic in their display of old photos of crimes. You can wander the old cells, sit in a former courtroom and imagine you are the judge, or the accused. It really brings to life the early days of last century in Sydney. It has an excellent display of weapons produced and used by criminals. There is even a weapon used by, Frederick Bailey Deeming, the Australian suspect in the Jack the Ripper case. See if you can find it. The museum is part of a group of 4 museums each charging $10 admission. You can get a museum pass for all 4 for just $18. We only visited 2 of them and still felt we had good value for money. The pass lasts 12 months.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Although this place has limited opening times (weekends only at the time of my visit) it's well worth $10 and an hour of your time if you have any sort of interest in the history of crime.

The big plus point was the three video's of crime scene photo's from the archives. It may seem counter-productive to go to a museum such as this and spend half your time watching a video presentation but it really was excellent. Archive photo's of crime scenes and mug shots were very atmospherically presented and it really was absorbing. And even for a visitor to the city like myself it was fun to see some of the streets I had visited in earlier, less salubrious times in the photos from over fifty years ago.

The rest of the attraction was a little anti-climatic after this but it was still interesting to see the old court-house and visit the old cells.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

How anyone could call it boring, well it isn't a pub. Boring it wasn't. Had a fabulous video with three themes. Made me wonder if I should revisit the Miss Fisher detective DVD series ( I will).

Again, like the Hyde Park Barracks, insight into what would you do? If, you had no options but to live by crime. The faces haunting.

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