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 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.
Ensure to take an activity pack from the front desk and super-sleuth your way around and channel your inner detective to unlock Sydney’s secrets. Take the time to play dress up, as either an officer or gangster, or take part in your very own trail as either judge or criminal. Indoor fun for the whole family.