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Justice & Police Museum, Sydney

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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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  • Small museum with an interesting history of law enforcement in Sydney. We would like for it to have been bigger and more interactive but that's just our personal views. In general, it was ok. 
  • This small museum is as much about the building as the development of the modern day Police Force. There are interesting and good exhibits, some disturbing artefacts used in bad times and some ugly cr...  read more »
  • One of the things around in a Sydney Museum Pass museums. Cracked building complex of old water police court, water police, police court, NSW crime and near circular key materials, facilities, and seized firearms, such as exhibits. Is not so big, but I felt like in the Sydney museum pass most fulfilling. Be seen and combining Museum of Sydney, Customs House in the area.
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  • Very, very interesting place where you can take a look back into Sydney's policing history. Highly recommended. Only gets 4 stars and not 5 because the staff were a bit rude initially and treated us like we were looking to steal something.
  • As Sydney siders we celebrate royalty, success and above all else - crime. This is a peculiarity of having a heritage founded by thieves and murderers. So a museum displaying such activity - along with the actions of those hapless men and women sent to control such activity aka The Police, Prison Guards and such - is a good thing. Unnoticed on the high side of a street named Albert, downhill from Macquarie Street you won't know if you don't know. Go in, check it out - learn about the latter chapters of our convict past - gangsters, rascals, roustabouts - even the women doing the dirty on the clueless punters around them. See inside a court where justice was once done. Plenty of sandstone bricks and the warm wooden veneer of a police station dock - familiar site of the policing of a recent time. No WiFi. Costs to get in. Buy the fridge magnet of bad men done up in suits - and wonder, years later - why you insist on being part of the celebration of notoriety and impropriety we all love to see.
  • This is a great hidden gem of a museum. Something that I'd highly recommend for locals to go visit. An amazing photographic history of Sydney as a city and Sydney crime in the early 1900's. Beautifully preserved historic ex-Police station and highly accessible at Circular Quay.
  • Interesting criminal history
  • Awesome museum! Go for the sydney museum pass to enjoy this with 3 other museums.
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