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The Justice and Police Museum is a heritage-listed former water police station, offices and courthouse and now justice and police museum located at 4-8 Phillip Street on the corner of Albert Street, in the Sydney central business district in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Edmund Blacket, Alexander Dawson and James Barnet and built from 1854 to 1886. It is also known as Police Station & Law Courts (former) and Traffic Court. The property is owned by the Department of Justice, a department of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Fun museum. Has a lot of quirky individual stories about notable cases. When I was there they took us into one of the courtrooms and told us stories about two prominent murder cases, was very entertaining. Not sure if they do that regularly or at what times but it was a highlight, so definitely ask about it.
Must do once in your life. Amazing! Sydney's history on criminals and gruesome forensic images. Heritage courtroom and cells. Lots of actual weapons used and tagged with their crimes.
Great little museum in the CBD, interesting history of policing and crime life in the early 1900’s. Only open weekends unfortunately.
Not a bad place. If you're a serving or former officer, don't expect any discount for admission though. Lots of items based in detective, prosecutors or forensics, nothing about the first crews on the scene, General Duties! Run by Historic NSW says it all, no idea about policing.
Interesting information but very biased information presented in a liberal fashion. Dissappointed
Fantastic Museum with captivating displays about scandalous criminal cases. Depicts an important part of Australian history often missing from the duller textbooks. Must see.
Another good venue under the Living Museums umbrella. Showcases the social history of policing in NSW from the earliest days of the colony until now. Covers some criminal history, police activities throughout the years, courts and Aboriginal & policing history. Recommended if you're interested in NSW crime or history. Takes 1-2 hours to get through at a slow pace.
Interesting museum. We had to rush through it, but the exhibits were very well done, and a lot of research was done while making them. The history of Sydney police was informative. The museum is only open on the weekends so don't be like me, and get there earlier.
$12 entry into a slice of Sydney life from the past; great insights into the colourful and vice ridden streets with well curated and presented exhibits and narrations