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

  
normally Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays

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



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Above and Beyond: Honouring the Service and Sacrifice of Victorian Police during WW1

The 100th anniversary commemorations of World War 1 have offered an opportunity for the Victoria Police Museum to share unique stories about the role and sacrifices of Victoria Police officers both at war and on the home front.

The Museum is proud to present its new exhibition Above and Beyond, which provides a fascinating and often moving insight into the personal stories of its members, who served both their community and country. 

The exhibition, which is proudly supported by the Victorian ANZAC Centenary Comittee, would not have been possible without the work and dedication of researcher, author and retired member Mr Malcolm (Mal) Grant.

Mal is one of the Victoria Police Museum's most dedicated volunteers and his book They Served in Blue Khaki and Blue, which traces the 138 Victorian Police who served in WW1, has been an invaluable resource. 

See the full list of Victoria Police members who served here.

The exhibition runs until July 2016.

 

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Museum has recently been awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015. Scoring 4.5 out of 5, we are so pleased we are continuing to give our visitors a high quality experience. If you haven't visited yet, now is the time to come.

 

Crime Scene

Eastern Arcade, 1921

This exhibition features captivating crime scene photographs taken by Victoria Police photographers in the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

Reproduced from the Victoria Police Museum’s glass plate negative collection, the images are an incredible documentation of life in early twentieth century Melbourne. Originally taken for purely scientific and investigative purposes, these photographs were meant only for the eyes of detectives, lawyers or jury members.

Despite their forensic function, and the grisly crime they often represent, the photographs have a surprisingly beautiful visual quality to them.

George Ingram VC, MM

As part of Victoria Police's commemoration of the ANZAC Centenary, a new display has been opened at the Museum on George Ingram, the only member of Victoria Police to be awarded the Victoria Cross. George joined Victoria Police after World War 1 and was one of the first Shrine Guard at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. Shrine Guards are part of Victoria Police's Protective Services Unit.

Visit the Museum to read more about George's remarkable story.

To find out more about Victoria Police's involvement in World War 1, click here.

George Ingram Shrine Guard

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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ANZAC Commemorations

Go to our Research page to find out more about Victoria Police's contribution to World War 1.