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.

Employment opportunity preview tile.

Employment

20/HAM003 Library TechnicianFriday 7 August 2020

View of sunlit Modernist house in garden setting.

Media release

A fresh vision for Sydney Living MuseumsTuesday 16 June 2020

During lockdown, Sydney Living Museums (SLM) and NSW State Archives had a unique opportunity to reflect, reassess and reimagine the purpose of our partnership and our engagement with audiences, existing and potential.