Justice & Police Museum
Justice & Police Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
How to get there
  • Circular Quay • 2 min walk
  • Martin Place • 9 min walk
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Daydream44832470856
7 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
I come to the Justice and Police Museum every time I visit Sydney. The exhibitions are always fascinating and the setting in the old Police Station, court room and cells are what truly makes this a must do when in Sydney.

My only complaint is the opening hours. Please please please open more than just of a weekend. So many people miss out because they are there mid week. I watched many people walk away disappointed because you were closed!
Written 28 October 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,342 contributions
May 2023
Located next to Circular quay is the old police station that is now a very interesting museum, encompassing past and present policing, a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours learning about the criminal element of sydney.
Written 7 July 2023
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Sophie
75 contributions
May 2023
A really interesting museum if you’re visiting sydney for a few days. Was amazed that it was free! It was very informative, and had replicas of cells and even a court!! Would definitely recommend.
Written 16 June 2023
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Tam K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,660 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Solo
One of the best law enforcement or even government-related museums I've ever visited so far. Many historical papers and items from the Sydney Police are very carefully conserved, arranged, and shared with the public.

POV : jail rooms are quite spooky hehe

Everyone who visits Sydney must stop here, so well done and excellent effort, NSW.
Written 26 October 2022
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B T
London, UK1,194 contributions
Oct. 2022
Thought this was very good, it was free to get into and it has information about famous Sydney criminals and crimes in the the 1800's and early 1900's. There was also the police station how it originally looked in 1910 and some cells. The volunteers were very friendly.
Written 23 October 2022
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Paul M
Auckland Central, New Zealand262 contributions
Jun. 2022
We were looking for something to do on a Sunday morning. It was an interesting hour and a half. Not a massive amount to see but what was there was very interesting.
Written 26 July 2022
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SF_RoadWarrior
Minneapolis, MN41 contributions
Jun. 2022
MOST IMPORTANTLY- This venue is now OPEN, not temporarily closed.
Very interesting accounts of various nefarious sorts and of the history of Australia as a penal colony. Actual cells and courtrooms to visit.
Written 25 June 2022
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Fun8888
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia630 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Solo
Its a heritage listed building constructed from sandstone in 1856. Go on the dark past of the corridor cells, criminals, their crimes. Step into the archive gallery displaying portraits and weapons of the underworld during the last century in Sydney.
Written 18 June 2022
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ahh
Port Macquarie, Australia80 contributions
Mar. 2022
The staff were very welcoming and informative. The exhibits were so interesting and varied that we spent a few of hours there.
Written 22 March 2022
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Orit V
Hornsby, Australia446 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
The place is open for visitors, not like advertising on TripAdvisor.

Great museum to learn about Sydney criminal history. Lot of interesting information and few hand on exhibits. Very kids friendly.
Written 22 January 2022
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