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

Additional Weekend Hours in January and February

The Museum will be open on :

Saturday, 10 January

Saturday, 24 January

Saturday, 7 February

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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Protest, Peace and Progress

Australian Society, Culture & Law in the 1960s

 

New Exhibition Now On

The 1960s was a period when Australians were questioning society, politics and the law in ways that would have a lasting impact.

What would you do if the Government forced you to go to war?

How would you speak out in support of issues like equal pay for women? 

Imagine if you were arrested for buying books like Lady Chatterly's Lover or for wearing a skimpy bikini to the beach?

Put on your bell-bottoms, pick up your protest placard and see how Australians created change in the 60s. 

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Crime Scene

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.

Eastern Arcade, 1921

Eastern Arcade, 1921. The scene of a major police investigation into the murder of 12 year old Alma Tirtschke on New Years Eve, 1921.

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

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

Trip Advisor Award

 

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.

 

Museum wins Award

At the Victorian Museum Awards last night, the Museum was awarded the Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing. To date 182 collection items have been uploaded to the Victorian Collections website making them accessible online.

 

Visit www.victoriancollections.net.au 

MAVic Award