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Next Open Saturday 04 April

 
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
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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

Museum Volunteer opportunity Wednesday 18 March 2015

Do you love interacting with people? Would you love to help share our historic places with the public? We’re looking for Museum Volunteers to join our team and play a role in leading guided tours and providing great customer service.

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Children & Family

Autumn School Holiday Opening HoursTuesday 17 March 2015

Head to our place this Easter for an exciting school holiday program set across our houses and museums.

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People in the hammocks at Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Australia Day

Australia Day 2014Friday 23 January 2015

Black and white photo of two hams on black wooden chair, each ham is tagged:  EXHIBITS - To be kept for evidence.

 

A Christmas crimeWednesday 17 December 2014

As Christmas approached, the Magistrates at the Water Police Court, now the Justice & Police Museum, were often faced with a very seasonal crime – the theft of Christmas hams.

Behind the scenes: restoration and research

Your photos of the Justice and Police Museum

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Special Photograph no. 1357. 
Walter Smith is listed in the NSW Police Gazette, 24 December 1924, as 'charged with breaking & entering and stealing blinds and with stealing clothing, to the value £46. 
He was sentenced to 6 months hard labour for his troubles.

Discover more at 
http://slm.is/forensic

Special Photograph no. 1357. Walter Smith is listed in the NSW Police Gazette, 24 December 1924, as 'charged with breaking & entering and stealing blinds and with stealing clothing, to the value £46. He was sentenced to 6 months hard labour for his troubles. Discover more at http://slm.is/forensic

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