Next open Saturday 20 August

10am–5pm

Entry

Free entry

Address

Corner Albert and Phillip Streets, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone

+612 02 9252 1144

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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News from Justice & Police Museum

Drawing room at Vaucluse House.

Conservation

How to manage mould in our homesMonday 21 March 2022

To help you manage mould at home, we’re sharing insights into how we manage mould in our house museums and some tips you can use to tackle mould at your house. 

Aerial view of Narcissus Garden at Vaucluse House

New online

Year in review: 2021Thursday 3 March 2022

Vistoris at Hyde Park Barracks

News

Free entry every weekend!Tuesday 15 February 2022

Vaucluse House

School holidays

Summer 2022 opening hoursMonday 6 December 2021

Image of an artwork by Aboriginal artist Gordon Syron

Museum of Sydney

An acquisitions renaissanceTuesday 23 February 2021


 

Videos

WW1: stories from our museums

These stories explore the impact of World War I on the people connected to the historic houses and places managed by Sydney Living Museums.

Often poignant and sometimes heartbreaking, the stories reveal combatants, pacifists, patriotic fundraisers and anti-war activists, explore broader narratives of patriotism and expressions of jingoism, and touch on the aftermath of war and the memorialisation of those who enlisted.

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