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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Agents of Change

In 2017 Victoria Police celebrates 100 years of women in policing. In this celebratory exhibition step into the shoes of the trailblazing, game changing women that have helped shape Victoria Police since 1917. Featuring treasures from the early 1900s, uniforms from the 1940s to today, the belongings of some of Victorias most famous police women, and of course the famous 1970's police handbag, Agents of Change shines a light on a century of hard work and challenges. Join us in celebrating this important centenary.  

BEGINS MONDAY JULY 31 2017

 

Behind the Badge: Women of Victoria Police

Behind the Badge features the photographic portraits and personal stories of 10 women currently serving in Victoria Police. Whilst each have had their own unique journey in their policing career, all share a deep commitment and passion for the job. Visit the Museum to find out about their stories and help us celebrate women behind the badge.


Trace: The Secrets Behind Police Technologies

Enter into the world of police technology. From the electric telegraph to advanced facial recognition, discover how technologies have enabled police to solve crime in new and groundbreaking ways.

CLOSING JUNE 30 2017

 

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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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

In 2015, the Museum was awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. 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.

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.