Justice & Police Museum
All sides of the law
Step into Sydney’s dark side. Crooks and cops, locals and drifters, the guilty and the innocent have all left their stories here. Originally a police station and courts, the museum draws you into a world of crime, policing and punishment, from bushrangers and razor gangs to the future of forensics. In a city that’s grown out from the harbour, the waterfront has always been a place of misadventure and misdemeanour.
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Immerse yourself in Sydney's chilling criminal past in this unique water-front museum of policing, law and disorder – with its grizzly collection of underworld weapons along with tales of mayhem and lawlessness, aptly described as an educational resource befitting a 'professor in crime'
Justice & Police MuseumCorner Albert and Phillip streets, Sydney NSW 2000. Phone +61 2 9252 1144
- Wheelchair accessible
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A trial run
Within the setting of a historic police station and courthouse, this program gives students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the interrelationships between the law and society
Students explore the impact of the gold rush on law and order in the colony of NSW, and of bushrangers on the Australian identity
Crime & punishment: a case study
This challenging and thought-provoking program develops students’ skills in historical research and critical thinking, and their appreciation of history as a study of human experience
2023 Annual Appeal
Help us preserve our past. All funds raised will allow us to accelerate our work to digitise the significant collections in our care.Find out more