Explore the following visitor guide information to prepare for your visit.
Planning your trip
Opening hours and entry
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (excluding public holidays).
Entry to the museum is free.
Guided tours and group visits
The museum has been created to provide a self-paced tour without a guide.
Booking enquiries are only required for:
- school groups, and
- groups larger than 10 people.
Exhibitions and displays
The museum presents visitors with insights into Victoria's social and cultural history through a unique collection of objects, displays and documents including Australia's largest collection of Kelly Gang armour.
The museum offers education programs for school groups that complement the forensics and law and order curriculum.
We require teachers to accompany school groups during their visit.
The museum presents insights into Victoria's social and cultural history through a unique collection of objects, displays and documents dedicated to the history of law and order, policing, and crime. This includes content involving serious crime and violence.
Content warnings are displayed prominently where necessary.
The museum also contains histories relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including photographs, stories, and names. Cultural sensitivity warnings are on display.
Transport and parking
Explore the many ways you can get to, and park near the museum:
- Stop 1 via:
- Route number 30, and
- The free City Circle route 35
- Stop 119 via:
- Route number 30
- Route number 86, and
- The free City Circle route 35.
Take route number 86 to stop 119.
- Stop 1 via:
Take bus route number 216 to Spencer Street, near Lonsdale Street.
The area is serviced by dedicated bicycle lanes.
Bicycle parking is available near bus route number 216 on Spencer Street.
You are not required to be vaccinated to visit the museum.
Face mask requirements
You are not required to wear a face mask to visit the museum.
Health and safety measures
The museum has a range of health and safety measures in place to ensure your visit is as safe as possible.
Photography in the museum
Visitors are welcome to take non-flash photographs of the museum exhibits.
Museum shop items
Eat and drink
To preserve and protect our collection, we request you don’t consume food and beverages during your visit.
The museum has limited space and we’re unable to provide a cloakroom for bags and large items.
Please leave backpacks, school bags, and large items at home. Alternatively, luggage storage is available for a fee at .
We reserve the right to inspect visitors’ bags.
Help support and protect our history and cultural heritage by investing in our conservation, exhibitions and public programs of work.
The Museum’s Historical Services Unit manages extensive archives of documents, images, and artefacts relating to the history of policing in Victoria.
Reviewed 23 October 2023