We don’t have parking at the museum and street parking is very limited. The nearest public carparks are at the Sir Stamford Hotel in Albert Street, the Intercontinental Hotel in Phillip Street or the Sydney Opera House. Visitors are advised to check parking rates.
Buses can stop on Macquarie Street to drop-off and pick-up. There are bus parking zones on Macquarie Street which require drivers to remain with their vehicles.
We don't have secure parking for bikes at the Justice & Police Museum.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Next Open Saturday 27 May
Open Saturday and Sunday
10AM - 5PM
Please note: access to the museum this weekend is via Circular Quay or Macquarie Street only as Phillip Street is closed.
Admission charges apply
Closed Christmas Day
Adult | $12
Concession | $8
Family | $30
Members | Free of charge
Children under 5 years | Free of charge
Explore the museum on your own or ask our friendly staff for information about our tours.
Don’t miss our 30-minute highlight tour that runs at 10.30am.
At 11am and 3.30pm we offer a family-friendly Bushrangers Behind Bars courtroom experience, where everyone is welcome to join in a mock trial of bushranger John Vane (a member of the Ben Hall Gang).
At 3pm adults can join in our Murder in the Museum tour.
Tours are free with museum entry and we take a maximum of 20 people, walk-up only.
Groups of 10 or more can book a guided tour on Wednesdays to Sundays. But please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. For bookings and information call + 61 2 8313 5640 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Justice & Police Museum runs education programs for primary and secondary students. See below for details.
Things to do
Step into the 1890s cell and feel what it’s like to be on the wrong side of the law.
Play out your own courtroom drama in our 1890s court.
Take an inside look at crime scenes in our forensic photography display.
From bushrangers to gangsters, meet some of this city’s most notorious characters.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Put your parents in the dock in the courtroom or charge room, enter a real police cell and see displays about bushranging, crime and policing.
But please note that some displays may not be suitable for young children – please talk to our staff for advice.
We have baby change facilities available.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
This museum contains weapons, images and displays that some visitors may find disturbing.
Umbrellas and bags over handbag size must be cloaked.
Please feel free to call before your visit or ask at the reception desk for any assistance you may need.
There are 16 steps into the museum by the front (Albert Street) entrance. Wheelchairs and visitors with low mobility can enter via a ramp from Albert Street. Please ring the bell on the door to let us know you are here.
Once inside the museum, there is wheelchair access to most areas, including the main exhibition gallery and toilets, but some other areas are very narrow and have steps.
We are always happy to try to accommodate individual visitors with specific needs in our guided tours, but we are best able to do that if you call ahead to let us know about any particular requirements you have. For groups with specific needs, we can develop customised tours to support those needs. Please call ahead to arrange on + 61 2 8313 5640.
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Housed within a former police station and court, the Justice and Police Museum allows students to explore the processes and history of law, policing, crime and punishment within an authentic historical context. We have curriculum-linked programs for primary and secondary students. Tours for tertiary and adult education groups can be booked by appointment.
Pick up a disguise kit, a police helmet or one of our best-selling souvenirs or publications at the museum shop – a great place to find the unusual and the unexpected.
Overlooking Sydney’s Circular Quay in the heart of the CBD, the Justice & Police Museum provides an unforgettable setting for a range of events and experiences, including presentations, workshops, product launches, business lunches, dinners and cocktail parties.