Justice and Police Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Step into the ‘dark side’ of Sydney’s past and uncover tales of smuggling, theft and illegal immigration with a visit to the 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 reveals more than a century of underworld Sydney.

The buildings were constructed from Sydney sandstone quarried from Bennelong Point, where the Sydney Opera House stands.

The museum offers wheelchair access via a ramped entry from Albert St. Once inside, there is access for people with wheelchairs to most areas, including the main exhibition gallery, police court and accessible toilets. Videos are narrated and tours for blind or visitors with vision impairment can be provided. Assistance animals are welcome.


Gallery / Museum Non Smoking Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Wheelchair access


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Free Entry

Trading Times

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

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