Sydney’s underworld comes to life this summer

 

Open daily 1-29 January 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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Employment

17/HC008 HorticulturistFriday 26 May 2017

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Support us

Annual Appeal 2017Thursday 25 May 2017

We are delighted to announce our Annual Appeal 2017. SLM undertakes important conservation, management and restoration work across the portfolio of 12 properties. Gifts through the Annual Appeal will help us to undertaken projects we cannot otherwise afford to do.

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The Cook and the Curator

A bountiful harvest – this weekend!Thursday 25 May 2017

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Vaucluse House

Plaster remediation at Vaucluse HouseFriday 19 May 2017

For the next few weeks, the upper hall at Vaucluse House will look a bit like a Christo installation as we work to remediate plaster damage in Fitzwilliam’s room.

Exterior of colonial era house.

Volunteers

Volunteer opportunity: Elizabeth Bay HouseThursday 18 May 2017