Visit the Justice & Police Museum
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
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.
While inside our museums and historic houses, visitors 12 years and over must wear a mask at all times. Please also ensure you maintain a safe distance from other visitors.
Please read our conditions of entry before visiting.
Adult | $15
Concession | $12
Child (5-15 years) | $12
Family* | $38
Members | Free of charge
Children under 5 years | Free of charge
Please note: we only support cashless payment options and strongly recommend prebooking your tickets online.
Pre-book your tickets:
To manage the visitor experience within the museum, visitors are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online before their visit.
Please read our important COVID-19 conditions of entry before booking your tickets.
Talks & Trail
10.30am and 2.30pm
Enjoy an introductory talk of the Water Police Station, Water Police Court and Police Court that once made up one of the city’s busiest legal hubs.
Justice & Police Museum Kids’ Trail
Follow the trail and explore the museum to uncover stories of Sydney’s original Water Police station and courts, located at Circular Quay. Complete fun activities to earn your police badge!
Information for visitors with physical disability and mobility issues
There are 16 steps into the museum by the front (Albert Street) entrance. Visitors with wheelchairs and visitors with low mobility can enter via a ramp to the left of the stairs at the same entrance. Please ring the bell on the door to let us know you are here.
If you require a wheelchair, we recommend booking it prior to your visit by calling Bookings on 02 8239 2211 during business hours. Alternatively, you can inquire when you arrive at the ticketing desk. Please note supply is limited, and subject to availability.
Once inside the museum, there is access for people with wheelchairs to most areas, including the main exhibition gallery, police court and toilets, but some other areas are very narrow and have steps.
Information for visitors who are blind or have low vision
Videos are narrated and tours can be provided. We welcome assistance animals, and a water bowl is available on request.
Information for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing:
All videos are captioned.
Information for visitors with autism or sensory sensitivities
Tips for a low-sensory visit
Minimise the time you or your family spends in a queue by buying tickets online before your visit.
The museum experience does not feature bright, flickering or strobe lighting. It does contain graphic images and small spaces including cells and weapons on display. For more information in advance of your visit, call Bookings on 02 8239 2211 during business hours.
Alternatively, you can inquire when you arrive at the Ticketing desk.
Carers are offered free entry to the museum when they visit in an attendant role. If you or your carer wish to purchase tickets in advance of your visit please call Bookings on 02 8239 2211 during business hours and we will arrange for a free carer ticket with paid ticket. Alternatively, you can inquire when you arrive at the Ticketing desk. Please ensure your Companion Card or carer card is presented on arrival.
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 8239 2211.
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.
Customer Service Charter
Sydney Living Museums cares for 12 of the most important historic houses and museums in NSW on behalf of the people of NSW. Our vision is to create a living future for the past. Our mission is to cherish, protect and share our places and stories.
Please read our Customer Service Charter to learn more about our commitment to providing you with the best possible experience when you visit one of our museums and historic houses.