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.
Visit The Museum
Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm
PLEASE NOTE :
The Museum will be OPEN 10am-4pm Saturday 16 April and Saturday 28 May for the National Trust Heritage Festival.
The Museum will be CLOSED on 25 April (ANZAC DAY).
normally Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays
637 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3008 (enter via World Trade Centre in Siddeley Street)
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 current 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 Committee, 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
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.
30th Anniversary of the Russell Street Bombing
Thirty years ago on March 27 at 1:01pm, Australia's history was changed forever when a bomb hidden in a stolen car detonated outside the Russell Street Police Headquarters. Dozens of people were seriously injured and one young Constable, Angela Rose Taylor, lost her life.
Angela Taylor became the first female Police Officer to be murdered in the line of duty. A memorial service was held to celebrate her life on March 24. Click on the link below to watch a video of the service.
To learn more about the Russell Street bombing case visit the Museum and see our new refreshed display featuring the car used in the attack.
Return to the Scene of the Crime
National Trust Heritage Festival 2016
To help the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) celebrate this year's Heritage Festival, the Museum will be open on Saturday April 16 and Saturday May 28 from 10am-4pm. Return to the Scene of the Crime and get your fix of Victoria's policing and crime history.
The National Trust Heritage Festival is the biggest annual community-driven heritage festival in Victoria with more than 200 events occurring across the state in April and May. The Festival provides an opportunity for the whole community to celebrate the places and events that have shaped our shared heritage.
For more events and information go to www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au
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.
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.
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.
Go to our Research page to find out more about Victoria Police's contribution to World War 1.