Next open Saturday 14 December

10am–5pm
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  • Wheelchair Accessible

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
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In a city that’s grown out from the harbour, the waterfront has always hummed with adventure and misadventure. Schemes devised, tempers lost, deals done, and not always on the right side of the law.

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

Outside view of sandstone building with steps up from street and blue sign with name of museum.

Justice & Police Museum

Explosive excesses: New Year's Eve in SydneyTuesday 29 December 2015

The sounds of New Year's Eve in Sydney have changed over time, from explosive devices to fireworks.

Handpainted image of wildflowers - red and purple.

Christmas

Season's greetingsThursday 24 December 2015

Image of Bella Louche holding a feather fan behind her head

Media release

Travel back to 1969 at Justice & Police MuseumTuesday 8 September 2015

Black and white photo of women dressed in civilian clothing of 1930s, seated around wooden table with typewriters, surrounded by wooden pigeonholes for filing.

 

100 years of women in policingThursday 3 September 2015

Today Sydney celebrates 100 years of Women in Policing with a street parade from Parliament House, Macquarie...

Children in straw hats and billowing cotton shirts standing inside open wrought iron gates in front of brick barracks building.

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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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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