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Justice & Police Museum, Sydney

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#14 of 32 in Museums in Sydney
Specialty Museum Museum
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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  • My partner and I stumbled across this museum on our way to the botanical gardens. It was awesome and fascinating. We had a mini tour and the guide was extremely knowledgable and lots of fun. The photo...  more »
  • What are great place to spend a few hours reading about policing and crime in early Sydney. I found this museum a great change from natural history museums and the like. No maybes or buts here, this i...  more »
  • It was worth visiting as we had the Sydney museum pass. Guided tours at various times plus a mock trial Only open Sat and Sun.  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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