Visit Justice & Police Museum

Getting to
The Justice & Police Museum​

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ADDRESS

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

PHONE

+61 2 9252 1144

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We are located one street back from Circular Quay, which is serviced by trains, buses and ferries.

For up-to-date timetables or to find the quickest public transport routes visit the Transport Infoline or call 131500

BY ROAD

Parking

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.

Cycling

We don't have secure parking for bikes at the Justice & Police Museum.

 

HOURS & ADMISSION

Next Open Saturday 29 July

 
 

HOURS

Open Saturday and Sunday

10AM - 5PM

Admission charges apply

Closed Christmas Day

Admission

Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

Become a member

Tours

Explore the museum on your own or ask our friendly staff for information about our daily tours.

Experience both sides of the law, will you be a Cop or Robber? Enjoy stories of the Police Station at 10.30am.

At 11.30am 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.

Find out more.

Group bookings

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: citybookings@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

School bookings

The Justice & Police Museum runs education programs for primary and secondary students. See below for details.

 

Things to do

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1
Step into the 1890s cell and feel what it’s like to be on the wrong side of the law.
2
Play out your own courtroom drama in our 1890s court.
3
Take an inside look at crime scenes in our forensic photography display.
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From bushrangers to gangsters, meet some of this city’s most notorious characters.
 

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

 
 
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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.

Find out more about family-friendly activities on our What's on page.

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.

See more Children & Family

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER

 
 
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  • This museum contains weapons, images and displays that some visitors may find disturbing.

  • Umbrellas and bags over handbag size must be cloaked.
 

Access

Please feel free to call before your visit or ask at the reception desk for any assistance you may need.

 
 
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Mobility

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.

Tours

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.

Hearing and vision

All videos are captioned.

 

School groups

 
 
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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.

 

Shop

 
 
 

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.

 
 

Venue Hire

 
 

                                   

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.

BOOKINGS & INQUIRIES

Contact the Venues Team today.