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

Official Website: Justice and Police Museum

Fee: Yes

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: Cnr Albert & Phillip Sts
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Phone: +61 2 9252 1144


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 5 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating The museum is on the smaller side, and there isn't a days full of things to see or do, but for the price of admission, what there is there to see, and the... Read More

Mke K. Nov-29-2018

4 Star Rating Was eager to visit here as it only opens wkds. A very well cared for museum and it is housed in part in an old police station. Provides details on... Read More

Niamh D. Jan-22-2016

2 Star Rating Meh. I love true crime and history and so I was looking forward to this Must say it is a well cared for museum but rather boring. Some weapons on display... Read More

Renny W. Oct-24-2015

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Line Nearest Station Walking Time
L2, 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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Video about the origin of the 'City of Shadows' exhibition at the Police and Justice Museum

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