Welcome to the Victoria Police Museum.

From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to forensic evidence from some of Melbourne’s most notorious crimes, the Victoria Police Museum presents visitors with an intriguing insight into the social history of policing and crime.

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm

 


Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays

637 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3008 (enter via World Trade Centre in Siddeley Street)



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Things of Fire and Ash Online Exhibition

Our very moving tribute to young survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires, the exhibition Things of Fire and Ash is now online

Click on the above link to view the beautiful portraits and stories of these 11 brave young people. 

The online version of the exhibition has been created as part of The Smouldering Stump Association website, a charitable organisation devoted to raising awareness about the ongoing effects of Post Traumatic Stress after natural disasters such as the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

The association aims to provide information and resources for those affected and raise funds to support children and young people in their continuing journey of recovery.

Read about the Association's Mission here.

The Smouldering Stump Association

What the...? Photograph Caption Competition                                                                                                                                                 

Our Facebook friends answered the call and submitted their silliest captions to accompany our bizarre collection of photographs from the police archives.

Now you can come and see the winning captions alongside 13 of the strangest photographs Victoria Police have ever taken!

Exhibition opens Monday February 3.

Caption Competition

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Museum has recently been awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014. Scoring 4.5 out of 5, hopefully we are giving our visitors a high quality experience. If you haven't visited yet, now is the time to come.

Certificate

Trouble is My Business

Ever wondered what makes a good detective? Visit our exhibition, Trouble is My Business to find out.

Tracing the history of Victoria Police's detective force from 1844 until now, the exhibition looks at the distinct work of detectives including the use of forensic techniques in crime scene analysis. On now until September.

Group Bookings

The Victoria Police Museum is the perfect venue for groups looking for an interesting day out. Combine your visit with lunch at one of the many restaurants on the banks of the Yarra at WTC Wharf North Bank and South Wharf. Nearby attractions also include Polly Woodside, Crown Casino, South Wharf DFO, Melbourne Aquarium and the Immigration Museum.

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 Collection

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The Museum’s collection contains artefacts from the 1800s to the present day that reflect the diversity of Victoria’s policing and criminal history. The collection includes: two sets of original Kelly Gang armour; police uniforms and equipment; police medals; convict registers; prisoner records; mug-shots; crime scene photographs; confiscated weapons; police motorcycles; a bomb disposal robot and forensic evidence.

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Research

The Victoria Police Museum and Historical Services Unit manages an extensive archive of documents, images and artefacts relating to the history of policing in Victoria.

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