Justice and Police Museum Tours
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Hands up! Housed in a historic building that served as a police office and court from 1856 to 1888, the Justice and Police Museum now shows the judicial and criminal history of New South Wales. This chilling subject is reflected in the interior design: spiked gates, narrow door frames, winding staircases and a fairly scary cell block are all among the main features of the building. Here, you can step into the dark side of Sydney’s past and see an impressive collection of murder weapons, a gallery of defendant mug shots and learn about the stories left behind by judges, officers, thugs and crooks.
In the 1850s, the convict transport to New South Wales had just ended, but crime was on the rise and the cases were notorious. Innocent or guilty, rough criminals or simply unlucky people—they all passed through this building, and law and order was maintained. The crimes reach from simple public drunkenness to razor gangs, something called the Shark Arm Murder, the Pajama Girl Case and bushrangers terrorizing the colonies. And yes, visitors to the museum have the opportunity to get their fingerprints taken in the sergeant’s office.
The Justice and Police Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is only one block away from Circular Quay, which is serviced by a number trains, busses and ferries.
Address: Corner of Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Hours: Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $12 AUD, Children (Age 5 - 15) $8 AUD (under 5 years free), Family $30 AUD, Members Free
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What are Justice and Police Museum hours of operation?
Justice and Police Museum hours of operation: Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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