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.

Large gathering in garden around wooden house, surrounded by white picket fence.

Meroogal

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2018 – finalists announcedWednesday 22 August 2018

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 17th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize.

Boy flying kite in field.

School holidays

Spring School Holidays 2018: opening hoursMonday 17 September 2018

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.

Wallpaper Neeves cottage

Collections

Wallpaper recreated for 'The Harp of the South'Friday 14 September 2018

For anyone attending the new Sydney Theatre Company (STC) play, The Harp in the South, adapted from Ruth Park’s well-known novels, you might spy wallpapers running up the back wall of the set.

Set of four photos from different angles of metal box with lens and chimney.

Library Display

New Library DisplaysFriday 14 September 2018

Two new displays in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection showcase the Rouse Hill magic lantern, and the work of textile designer Ronaele Jones

 

Mourning foodWednesday 12 September 2018