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Next Open Saturday 26 April

 
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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Events

Causing Mayhem at the Justice & Police Museum

Get set for a night of dangerous glamour and wicked indulgence at the Justice & Police Museum. We're partnering with

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School holidays

Autumn School holiday opening hours

Most Sydney Living Museums sites are open daily during school holidays, and some offer extended opening hours during school holidays:

black and white mugshot of  Barbara Turner Taylor,  10 October 1921

Justice & Police Museum

Meet Barbara Turner - Queen of the con

In the early years of the 20th century a large number of charming, well-dressed, smooth-talking full-time confidence artists were busy working scams on the gullible well-to-do of Sydney. One of the most adept was Barbara Turner Taylor.

Book: Crooks like us by Peter Doyle
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Justice & Police Museum

Captain Moonlite

The infamous bushranger Andrew George Scott alias Captain Moonlite made a couple of appearances before the Water Police Court - now the Justice & Police Museum.

Peter Doyle talks about City of Shadows

Your photos of the Justice and Police Museum

Take on a new identity and journey back to the underworld of the 1920s at Mayhem – a night of dangerous glamour and wicked indulgence at the Justice and Police Museum on Friday 2 May 2014. 
Come dressed in your best gangster style – take your style cues from the Justice & Police Museum’s compelling collection of police forensic photography from 1912 to 1948

Take on a new identity and journey back to the underworld of the 1920s at Mayhem – a night of dangerous glamour and wicked indulgence at the Justice and Police Museum on Friday 2 May 2014. Come dressed in your best gangster style – take your style cues from the Justice & Police Museum’s compelling collection of police forensic photography from 1912 to 1948

1 day 7 hours
#justiceandpolicemuseum so spooky.

#justiceandpolicemuseum so spooky.

5 days 5 hours
Not quite sure why I'm dressed like #SantaClaus but I'm supposed to be a judge! #judgesally #sydneyweekender #justiceandpolicemuseum

Not quite sure why I'm dressed like #SantaClaus but I'm supposed to be a judge! #judgesally #sydneyweekender #justiceandpolicemuseum

1 week 5 days
Early map of Pyrmont City of shadows: inner-city crime & mayhem 1912 -1948' Justice and Police museum #cityofshadows #justiceandpolicemuseum #lovesydney #lifeisgood #lovingholidays #differenttimes

Early map of Pyrmont City of shadows: inner-city crime & mayhem 1912 -1948' Justice and Police museum #cityofshadows #justiceandpolicemuseum #lovesydney #lifeisgood #lovingholidays #differenttimes

1 month 3 days
City of shadows: inner-city crime & mayhem 1912 -1948' Justice and Police museum #cityofshadows #justiceandpolicemuseum #lovesydney #lifeisgood #lovingholidays

City of shadows: inner-city crime & mayhem 1912 -1948' Justice and Police museum #cityofshadows #justiceandpolicemuseum #lovesydney #lifeisgood #lovingholidays

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Very interesting! #justiceandpolicemuseum #circularquay #sydney #australia #cityofshadows

Very interesting! #justiceandpolicemuseum #circularquay #sydney #australia #cityofshadows

2 months 2 weeks
"She was a top-notch performer who knew how to cut a fine figure." Con artist Barbara Turner Taylor was Sydney's cleverest swindler of the early 20th century. The story of how she conned a series of respectable solicitors has been turned into a new exhibition, My Brilliant Career, at Sydney's Justice & Police Museum. Visit sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/justice-police-museum/forensic-archive for more information. @sydlivmus #sydney #sydneylocal #sydneyhistory #justiceandpolicemuseum

"She was a top-notch performer who knew how to cut a fine figure." Con artist Barbara Turner Taylor was Sydney's cleverest swindler of the early 20th century. The story of how she conned a series of respectable solicitors has been turned into a new exhibition, My Brilliant Career, at Sydney's Justice & Police Museum. Visit sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/justice-police-museum/forensic-archive for more information. @sydlivmus #sydney #sydneylocal #sydneyhistory #justiceandpolicemuseum

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Ye olde knuckleduster #justiceandpolicemuseum

Ye olde knuckleduster #justiceandpolicemuseum

3 months 5 days
The scene of the crime. The final Details Unknown by Penguin Plays Rough and #Unhappen with @sydlivmus!

The scene of the crime. The final Details Unknown by Penguin Plays Rough and #Unhappen with @sydlivmus!

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