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Next Open Saturday 13 February

 

Open weekends only

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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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.

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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.

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Season's greetingsThursday 24 December 2015

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Summer holiday opening hoursThursday 17 December 2015

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Special Photograph no. 168. 
An entry in the Police Gazette, 15 September, 1920 reads 'Alfred Ladewig charged on provisional warrant with stealing by trick the sum of £204, at Brisbane (Q), the property of Alfred Walter Thomlinson have been arrested by Detective-constables Matthews and Jones, and Special-constable Bladen, Sydney Police. Both remanded to Brisbane.' #DiscoverSLM #byn #bw #mugshot #1920s #justiceandpolicemuseum

Special Photograph no. 168. An entry in the Police Gazette, 15 September, 1920 reads 'Alfred Ladewig charged on provisional warrant with stealing by trick the sum of £204, at Brisbane (Q), the property of Alfred Walter Thomlinson have been arrested by Detective-constables Matthews and Jones, and Special-constable Bladen, Sydney Police. Both remanded to Brisbane.' #DiscoverSLM #byn #bw #mugshot #1920s #justiceandpolicemuseum

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