Justice and Police Museum

Visit Justice and Police Museum, a leading cultural attraction in Sydney with lots to see and do

Old weapons on display at the Sydney Justice and Police Museum
Old weapons on display at the Sydney Justice and Police Museum cc licensed photo by Soon.

Once at the Justice and Police Museum, you will be able to examine the history of law, crime and policing in New South Wales. You may also explore the atmospheric interior of the building, stand before the Duty Sergeant’s desk in the Charge Room and view the shocking collection of weapons and mug-shots of criminal offenders.

The museum also houses a vast film archive which documents, police investigations, over nine thousand objects and other important records. Here, you will find a wealth of information on policing in New South Wales, the social history of law and crime. The museum also offers a comprehensive school education program, as well as other lively programs designed to provide the public with information. It's great fun exploring the corridors of the Museum with names deeply carved into the sandstone walls, as well as meticulous handwriting preserved in the numerous forms and documents the former court building contains.

Check out the huge assortment of weapons dating back as far as 1910 in the Crime Museum. Walk down the foreboding Corridor of Cells and imagine what it was like for the criminals in past days.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: Phillip St &, Albert St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: (02) 9252 1144

Official Website: Justice and Police Museum

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Line Nearest Station Walking Time
T2, T3 or FerryCircular Quay1 minute

How to get to Justice and Police Museum by

By Train or Ferry: Exit at Circular Quay, cross the street and walk east on on Alfred Street to Phillip Street and follow it around the corner to Albert Street. The museum is right on the southeast corner.

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Rated 4.4 out of 5Justice & Police Museum Star Rating

3 Star Rating We had a business meeting here and it was a good place! It’s very casual place!

Daniel Kumar - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating Had the best time here. Located at a stone's throw from Circular Quay, the museum is informative about crime and the underbelly if Sydney society in days gone by but in a fun way. I took part in a mock trial and dressed up in wig and robe. The guides encourage you to touch things, dress up in costumes and to take your own mugshot. The only minus point is that the doors open only at 10 so you have to wait in the steps till they do... it was a very hot day. Being allowed to wait in the lobby would be nice.

c correia - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating Great museum full of one of the largest collections of old photos

Ben Mason - 27 days ago

5 Star Rating Really interesting side of Sydney and we'll laid out. A great function space, well resourced with effective AV and excellent catering.

Paul Cavanagh-Downs - 4 months ago

5 Star Rating A fascinating journey into the seedy and the macabre. Well organised and displayed with appropriate theatrical flair. Highly recommended.

Jonathan McCauley - 4 months ago


Video about the origin of the 'City of Shadows' exhibition at the Police and Justice Museum

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