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Entry

Adult  | $15 
Concession  | $12 
Family  | $38 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

*2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

Address

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

Phone

+612 02 9252 1144

From Friday 29 January 2021, Sydney Living Museums recommends that all visitors wear masks inside when visiting our museums, however in line with the latest public health advice wearing masks is not mandatory. Find out more including any exemptions via the NSW Government Health website.

Please check our property pages for current opening days and times. You can also discover our places, stories and collections online and across our social channels. Stay connected to be inspired and entertained.

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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Underworld
Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
City of Shadows
Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948
Crooks like us
a glimpse into the lives of fugitive souls
Crooks like us + City of Shadows
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News from Justice & Police Museum

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Media release

Reflections on IdentityThursday 4 February 2021

Sydney Living Museums, with NSW State Archives, announce a bold, expansive and thought provoking program for 2021.

White text on red background: Year in review 2020

New online

Year in review: 2020Wednesday 3 February 2021

We hope you enjoy this snapshot of some of our favourite moments from 2020.

Exterior view of Justice & Police Museum

 

Culture Up LateFriday 11 December 2020

This summer Sydney Living Museums will join other major arts and cultural institutions for Culture Up Late, a NSW Government initiative aimed at revitalizing Sydney’s cultural life.

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Museum of Sydney

An acquisitions renaissanceTuesday 23 February 2021

Vaucluse House

School holidays

Summer 2021: opening hoursMonday 7 December 2020


 

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.

Visit the WW1: stories from our museums website