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Next Open Saturday 23 August

 
10AM - 5PM
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  • Wheelchair Accessible

Entry

Adult $10

Child (under 15) / Concession $5

Family (two adults + two children) $20

Members free

Address

Corner Albert and Phillip Streets, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone

+612 02 9252 1144
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In a city that’s grown out from the harbour, the waterfront has always hummed with adventure and misadventure. Schemes devised, tempers lost, deals done, and not always on the right side of the law.

Step into the dark side of Sydney’s past with a visit to the Water Police station and courts that once made up one of the city’s busiest legal hubs. Crooks and cops, thugs and judges, locals and drifters, the guilty and the innocent have all left their stories here. With its 1890s holding cells, offices, charge room and courts, the museum draws you into a world of crime, punishment and policing, from bushrangers, sly grog and razor gangs to forensics. A vast archive of crime scene photography and mug shots reveal more than a century of underworld Sydney.

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The Winter Edition of Unlocked, Sydney Living Museum's Gazette, is now available to read online!

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Public Sydney book wins awardWednesday 14 May 2014

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Recognise this building?

It is the site of our current Justice & Police Museum. Taken in November 1870, long before many of the buildings that exist around the site today were built.

Imagine all of the different characters and their tales that have passed through these walls image if these walls could talk... http://slm.is/talkingjustice

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Recognise this building? It is the site of our current Justice & Police Museum. Taken in November 1870, long before many of the buildings that exist around the site today were built. Imagine all of the different characters and their tales that have passed through these walls image if these walls could talk... http://slm.is/talkingjustice #justiceandpolicemuseum #DiscoverSLM #bnw #byn #bandw #sydney #nswpolice

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An extraordinary period in Australian criminal history began in 1920s Sydney when a handful of women dominated the criminal underworld. 
The two key figures were Kate Leigh, a sly grogger and Matilda ‘Tilly’ Devine, a successful brothel-keeper with a penchant for violence… 
Get the whole story of these wicked women on our site: 
http://slm.is/wickedwomen

An extraordinary period in Australian criminal history began in 1920s Sydney when a handful of women dominated the criminal underworld. The two key figures were Kate Leigh, a sly grogger and Matilda ‘Tilly’ Devine, a successful brothel-keeper with a penchant for violence… Get the whole story of these wicked women on our site: http://slm.is/wickedwomen

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