Timelapse shot by Chris Shain
24 hours
in 30 seconds

Next Open Saturday 07 May

 

Open weekends only

10AM - 5PM
  • Shop
  • 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
Kicker

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.

Find out More About Justice & Police Museum

The Latest At Justice & Police Museum

Two children in old-fashioned kitchen using implements in front of window.

Children & Family

Autumn school holiday funFriday 18 March 2016

Cropped version of photo portrait of bearded man, mounted on card.

New online

Moonlite at the Sydney MintTuesday 9 February 2016

If you’ve ever visited The Mint on Sydney’s Macquarie Street, chances are you have walked in the footsteps of an infamous Australian bushranger, ‘Captain Moonlite’.

	Family washing and hanging clothes in the Oak Tree Court at Elizabeth Farm

 

Celebrate Australia DayMonday 4 January 2016

Outside view of sandstone building with steps up from street and blue sign with name of museum.

Justice & Police Museum

Explosive excesses: New Year's Eve in SydneyTuesday 29 December 2015

The sounds of New Year's Eve in Sydney have changed over time, from explosive devices to fireworks.

Handpainted image of wildflowers - red and purple.

Christmas

Season's greetingsThursday 24 December 2015

Online shop

Sin City
Crime and Corruption in 20th Century Sydney
City of Shadows
Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948
Crooks like us
a glimpse into the lives of fugitive souls
Crooks like us + City of Shadows
Buy the set and save!

City of Shadows videos

Behind the scenes: restoration and research

Your photos of the Justice and Police Museum

#justiceandpolicemuseum #Sydney

#justiceandpolicemuseum #Sydney

3 weeks 4 days
That one time when I was in an Australian jail cell 🇦🇺🐨😳 #TBT #ThrowBackThursday #Australia #Sydney #HashemiLaw #BetterCallHash #JusticeAndPoliceMuseum #Jail #LosAngeles #Focused

That one time when I was in an Australian jail cell 🇦🇺🐨😳 #TBT #ThrowBackThursday #Australia #Sydney #HashemiLaw #BetterCallHash #JusticeAndPoliceMuseum #Jail #LosAngeles #Focused

1 month 5 days
Highly recommend a visit to the #justiceandpolicemuseum 🚓👮🏼 Brilliant exhibition on now, City of Shadows shows the dark side of Sydney throughout the years. @sydlivmus #sydney #discoverSLM

Highly recommend a visit to the #justiceandpolicemuseum 🚓👮🏼 Brilliant exhibition on now, City of Shadows shows the dark side of Sydney throughout the years. @sydlivmus #sydney #discoverSLM

1 month 1 week
Kate Leigh (1881-1964) Australian underworld figure who rose to prominence as an illegal trader of alcohol and cocaine dealer in Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia during the first half of the twentieth century... 🍻 #kateleigh #kateleighsstory #longlivekate #razorqueen #darlinghurst #darlinghurstqueen #discoverSLM #justiceandpolicemuseum @sydlivmus

Kate Leigh (1881-1964) Australian underworld figure who rose to prominence as an illegal trader of alcohol and cocaine dealer in Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia during the first half of the twentieth century... 🍻 #kateleigh #kateleighsstory #longlivekate #razorqueen #darlinghurst #darlinghurstqueen #discoverSLM #justiceandpolicemuseum @sydlivmus

1 month 1 week
The History to Sydney's crime and  underworld is so intense 🔫💰🔪 #justiceandpolicemuseum #discoverSLM @sydlivmus

The History to Sydney's crime and underworld is so intense 🔫💰🔪 #justiceandpolicemuseum #discoverSLM @sydlivmus

1 month 1 week
Just a quiet Sunday in the city @ the Justice & Police Museum for my mans 29th🎈#discoverSLM #justiceandpolicemuseum @sydlivmus

Just a quiet Sunday in the city @ the Justice & Police Museum for my mans 29th🎈#discoverSLM #justiceandpolicemuseum @sydlivmus

1 month 1 week
Finally got around to checking out this museum yesterday, definitely worth it! #sydney #discoverslm #justiceandpolicemuseum #weekend #vsco #sogood

Finally got around to checking out this museum yesterday, definitely worth it! #sydney #discoverslm #justiceandpolicemuseum #weekend #vsco #sogood

2 months 19 hours
Fascinated by this image from @sydlivmus and #justiceandpolicemuseum and colorised it to imagine what the day of the photo may have been like #mugshot #cityofshadows #peterdoyle #photography #colorized #blackandwhite #1920s #photoshop #convict

Fascinated by this image from @sydlivmus and #justiceandpolicemuseum and colorised it to imagine what the day of the photo may have been like #mugshot #cityofshadows #peterdoyle #photography #colorized #blackandwhite #1920s #photoshop #convict

2 months 1 day
Killing time between shifts in one of my favourite museums, the #justiceandpolicemuseum!! 😍

Killing time between shifts in one of my favourite museums, the #justiceandpolicemuseum!! 😍

2 months 1 day
Could spend all day here... Fascinating stuff @sydlivmus 🔪🔫💰#justiceandpolicemuseum #30before30

Could spend all day here... Fascinating stuff @sydlivmus 🔪🔫💰#justiceandpolicemuseum #30before30

2 months 1 day