Sydney’s underworld comes to life in 2016

 

Open daily 1-29 January 2016 and offering brand new experiences, the Justice & Police Museum is bringing the whole family closer than ever before to the chilling history of sinister Sydney. 

Guilty or not guilty – you decide. Bushrangers Behind Bars invites you to step into the shoes of a notorious criminal and take to the stand to plead your innocence. Or perhaps you’d prefer the barrister’s wig, where you’ll determine the fate of your convicted comrade? Whatever your choice, take on a character and play your part in an exciting theatrical experience; and see first-hand how a 19th century magistrates court put Sydney’s infamous criminals behind bars. Daily 1–29 January, 11am and 3.30pm.

For adults fascinated by the gruesome and the macabre, Murder in the Museum tells the salacious stories of bushranger Andrew George Scott, alias Captain Moonlite, and Henry Louis Bertrand - aka ‘the mad dentist of Wynyard Square.’ Hear uncensored stories while seated within the Water Police Court, where these two criminals once stood trial. Daily 1–29 January, 3pm, recommended for ages 16+.

Recharge with a coffee and a sweet treat available onsite, then pose for a mug shot, have your fingerprints taken and enjoy a range of tours, talks and kids-friendly activities available throughout the museum.

All activities are free with museum entry and available daily. Find out more about What's on at the Justice & Police Museum.

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Membership

Summer Membership Offer Friday 6 December 2019

This summer, we're excited to offer a 20% saving on our Member + One membership, giving you year-long access to discover Sydney’s story across our 12 historic houses and museums.

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School holidays

Summer School Holidays 2019/20: opening hoursFriday 6 December 2019

To make the most of these holidays we’ve extended our trading hours, with many of our properties now opening for the entire school holiday period.

Hyde Park Barracks models

Hyde Park Barracks

SMH: A Sydney history lesson tiny in statureTuesday 10 December 2019

Sydney Living Museums Membership promotion

 

Save 20% off Member + One membershipWednesday 4 December 2019

From history to heritage to design and architecture, there is plenty to see and do this summer across our 12 historic houses and properties!We're excited to offer a 20% saving on all Member + One memberships purchased throughout summer,...

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