Justice and Police Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

** Please note: Justice & Police Museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney **

Step into the dark side of Sydney’s past with a visit to the Water Police station and courts that once made up one of the city’s busiest legal hubs.

Crooks and cops, thugs and judges, locals and drifters, the guilty and the innocent have all left their stories here.

With its 1890s holding cells, offices, charge room and courts, the Justice and Police Museum draws you into a world of crime, punishment and policing, from bushrangers, sly grog and razor gangs to forensics.

A vast archive of crime scene photography and mug shots reveal more than a century of underworld Sydney.


Free Wifi Gallery / Museum Non Smoking Pop Up Wine Bar Public Toilet

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


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Free Entry

Trading Times

Check In: 10:00 am
Check Out: 5:00 pm

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