Justice & Police Museum, Sydney

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#14 of 32 in Museums in Sydney
Examine the social history of law and crime at Justice & Police Museum. The building served as a police station and court in 19th century. Today it stands as both a relic of colonial architecture and a trove of criminal justice history. Start by exploring the magistrate’s court, a recreated charge room, and remand cells. Head into the Charge Room and stand before the Duty Sergeant's Desk, where suspected criminals went through fingerprinting. See a collection of criminal weapons and a gallery of mugshots, and review evidence from infamous murder cases. The museum contains over 9,000 objects in all and houses a vast archive of photo negatives documenting police work. Plan to visit Justice & Police Museum during your Sydney vacation using our convenient Sydney itinerary maker.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Had a very interesting visit to the museum today looking into the past history of policing in Sydney. If you have an hour or so and you are down at Circular quay you may enjoy a visit to this museum. ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This was such an interesting place... but a bit macabre..probably more suited to 10years plus.. not huge so can be visited within an hour.definitely dress up... so much fun!  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Wow, the history in this place is amazing. If you've ever wondered who was the last person to be hung in Australia or what the old laws around were this is the place to visit. Fantastic for young and ...  more »
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  • Great place to go if you want to learn more about Sydney's past and the guided tour is the best way to explore the history of it all.
  • Very reasonable entry fee and fascinating, well presented collection. Also a cool sanctuary on a stifling hot day.
  • Great fun if you are into Sydneys mob and police history. So, I really enjoyed it & would go there again. I found it worth the 10$, but have read from others that found it too little for 10$.
  • Very interesting to visit! Lots of historical photos and stories!
  • An interesting experience exploring Australia's early law systems, with exhibits on past criminal cases and tools of the trade. All in all, a good experience.

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