A Trial Run


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A Trial Run mock trial pre visit resource
A1 Prohibited Drug Fact and Summary Sheet
A5 Drink Driving Fact and Summary Sheet

Please note: Enquire now for programs from Term 2, 2022. 

Key Information

Cost (GST free)
$200 for up to 20 students. See below for the full cost scale.
1 hour 30 minutes
Session Offered
Monday to Friday
Maximum Students
Supervision ratios

The supervision ratio is 1:10 for primary groups and 1:15 for secondary groups. Teachers and parents attend free of charge at these ratios. One carer per student with special needs will be admitted free of charge.

Additional Visitor Costs

Each additional visitor will be charged at the concession rate of $12.

About the program

Within the setting of a historic police station and courthouse, this program gives students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the interrelationships between the law and society.

Selected museum collection items are used to explain how the laws that govern society are developed, implemented and enforced. Students look at evidence that highlights how laws have evolved to reflect changing societal values and consider what it would have been like awaiting trial in the holding cells. They also study the symbolism of the courtroom and learn about the traditions and structure of the NSW legal system.

A highlight of the program is the mock trial during which students assume the roles of various court officials to work through the processes and etiquette of a Local Court hearing of either a drink-driving or prohibited drug case. To add to the impact and authenticity of the experience, where possible, a prosecutor from the NSW Police Prosecutions Command will attend the trial to act as the Magistrate and talk to students about their role.


Up to 20 Students: $200
Up to 40 Students: $385
Up to 60 Students: $575
Up to 80 Students: $760
Up to 100 Students: $905
Up to 120 Students: $1,055
Up to 140 Students: $1,130
Up to 160 Students: $1,230


Confirmation, payment & cancellation

You can alter your booking numbers up until 7 days prior to your visit.
We will call you a week before your booking to confirm final numbers and requirements.
You will be invoiced for the full cost of your program a week prior to your booking.
Payment can be made by Credit Card, EFTPOS or cheque (payable to Historic Houses Trust of NSW).
Cancellations made within 7 days of a booking will incur the full cost for the program.
Cancellations made within 2 weeks of your visit will be invoiced for 50% of the total booking.
Cancellations must be made in writing. 

Curriculum links

Stage 5 Commerce

5.3 Examines the role of law in society

5.4 Analyses key factors affecting commercial and legal decisions

Stage 6 Legal Studies

P5 Describes the role of law in encouraging cooperation and resolving conflict, as well as initiating and responding to change

P6 Explains the nature of the interrelationship between the legal system and society

Plan Your Visit

  • Please plan to arrive before the start time of your booked program to allow for cloaking, toilet visits and/or a refreshment break for the students. If you arrive late, some elements and activities may need to be cut from the program to keep to the scheduled finish time.
  • Large groups will be divided up into smaller groups for activities in the museums.
  • Bags, food and drinks are not permitted in the museums and cloaking facilities are provided.
  • Photography policies vary between the museums so please ask a member of staff for details.
  • Teachers and carers are required to remain with their groups at all times.
  • Disciplining students remains the responsibility of teachers and carers accompanying the group.
  • Please let us know before your visit if any of your students have special needs or learning difficulties so we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.

Justice & Police Museum

Corner Albert and Phillip Streets, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone 02 8239 2211
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Booking Contact

Justice & Police Museum

Corner Albert and Phillip Streets, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone 02 8239 2211