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Next Open Saturday 05 September

 
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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Volunteers

Volunteer for Sydney Open 2015 now!Monday 17 August 2015

Do you want to be part of Sydney Open 2015 and share your passion for Sydney and its architecture? Then this may be the volunteer role for you.

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Volunteers

Event Volunteer opportunity Friday 14 August 2015

Do you love interacting with people? Can you communicate well, think on your feet, work in a team and show initiative? Then this may be the volunteer role for you.

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Children & Family

Autumn School Holiday Opening HoursTuesday 17 March 2015

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Australia Day 2014Friday 23 January 2015

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Your photos of the Justice and Police Museum

Police photographic archival images from 1914-1948 #justiceandpolicemuseum

Police photographic archival images from 1914-1948 #justiceandpolicemuseum

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Spiral steps in the decommissioned 1890s station 😄 #justiceandpolicemuseum

Spiral steps in the decommissioned 1890s station 😄 #justiceandpolicemuseum

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Old timey constabulary dressups at the Justice and Police museum #historicalasanythingm8 #justiceandpolicemuseum

Old timey constabulary dressups at the Justice and Police museum #historicalasanythingm8 #justiceandpolicemuseum

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Weapons found with criminals #sydney #justiceandpolicemuseum #australia

Weapons found with criminals #sydney #justiceandpolicemuseum #australia

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Prison halls #creepy #justiceandpolicemuseum #australia #sydney #livingabroad

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#framed #knicked #done #crim #justiceandpolicemuseum #sydney #australia #livingabroad #bear #bearman #jail #museum #saturday

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Photos of early 20th century crime scenes shows a rare record of the insides of people's houses at the time. Some were wretched and squalid. Others were well-presented havens. All fascinating.
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Photos of early 20th century crime scenes shows a rare record of the insides of people's houses at the time. Some were wretched and squalid. Others were well-presented havens. All fascinating. #justiceandpolicemuseum #justiceandpolicemuseumsydney #murder #death #20thcentury #crime #photography

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Confiscated weapons at the Justice and Police Museum 👮🔨🔫🔪 #justiceandpolicemuseum #Sydney #weapons #guns #knives #mace #oldweapons #truecrime #interesting

Confiscated weapons at the Justice and Police Museum 👮🔨🔫🔪 #justiceandpolicemuseum #Sydney #weapons #guns #knives #mace #oldweapons #truecrime #interesting

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