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Justice & Police Museum

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Cnr. Albert and Phillip Streets | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2004, Australia
+61 2 9252 1144
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These historic police buildings once hosted infamous criminals like bushranger Captain Moonlight and sly-grog queen Kate Leigh, as Sydney's police and magistrates kept law and order. Walk through the corridor of cells, check out the chilling collection of criminal weapons and hundreds of photos from forensic archives. Open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.
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Cnr. Albert and Phillip Streets | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2004, Australia
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"old police station"
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"mug shots"
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"criminal history"
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"police force"
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"mock trial"
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"holding cells"
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"old court house"
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"circular quay"
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"crimes committed"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent approx an hour here on a Sunday. Really interesting exhibitions with a variety of information. The museum is self guided and includes a court and a police booking room. Probably not very entertaining for kids and one of the exhibits contains graphic imagery.

Thank Leh2111
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The setting is an amazing historical building. If you are into architecture it is worth the visit. You can participate in the trial of a bushranger from the 1860s or sit in a jail cell from that era. There are amazing photos of Sydney and...More

Thank Vickie S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Well set out of crime through the ages in Sydney, lots of photo's & interesting exhibits..even a couple of dogs who have been to the taxidermist!..Guided tours if you want to go..a good look into Sydney crime history.

Thank djb61
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Entrance costs $12 but i used the Sydney Museum Pass ($24 but can enter several museums). Saw visitors participating in a mock trial of a bushranger.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The first Europeans in Sydney were far from being decent citizens. They were crooks. It seems they liked to hit cars to eliminate their competition. One guy was hiring people for a job. He chose those who had money. He killed them and took their...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This museum is excellent! We loved the use of police photos (with commentary) to give a sense of what life used to be like in Sydney, who the criminals were and what sort of cromes were committed. It was incredibly well done. The bonus was...More

Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The Justice and Police Museum is located nearby the Museum of Sydney and was on my visit list. Delighted to find it had a common pass ticket for $24 (valid 28 days), with several other museums on my list - a bargain. Beware this museum...More

Thank Nigel G
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours. Very interesting. The guide has great knowledge about his subject and made it very entertaining.

Thank JEPRGP1
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Don't go there if you're expecting anything on the history of the NSW Police. Do go there if you want to see lots of police photos of criminals, crime scenes and vehicle accidents of 50 or more years ago.

Thank Glen C
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This museum serves to point out some of the villainy which has been present in the city's development and growth. Some of the archive items were particularly interesting. If in the Circular Quay and Opera House area this museum is worth visiting.

Thank KBofLB
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