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Victoria Police Museum (Melbourne)




The Victoria Police Museum is home to a darker side of Victorian history. With tales of colourful criminals and the gallant work of police in risky situations, the museum offers a unique view into the execution of Victorian crimes and the aftermath of disasters.

The museum collection reflects Victoria Police's role in almost every major incident in Victoria. You can learn about why 1870s Detective John Christie was known as Victoria Police's Sherlock Holmes. See over 150 years of stories and displays of crime, justice, courage, forensic techniques and examples of how police are making Victoria a safer place to live.

To miss it would be a crime!

The museum is at the World Trade Centre, Lower Concourse Level. Main entrance via Siddeley Street (near corner of Flinders and Spencer streets), Melbourne, Victoria.

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Entry to the Museum is by Gold Coin Donation.

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The museum is quite small but has a number of exhibits, including about a dozen display cases, which highlight policing in Victoria over the years. The museum is only open during weekdays and entry fee is nominal (gold coin donation).

Exhibits include:
  • Eric, the first bomb disposal robot used by the Victorian Police which has now been pensioned off to the Museum.
  • A 19th Century vampire slaying kit which was confiscated during a 2004 Melbourne drug raid.
  • A memorial to Constable Angela Taylor who died in a bombing in Russell Street and was the first Australian policewoman to be murdered.
  • Documentation of courageous acts by members of the Police Force.
  • An area to reflect on the Victorian Police who served the community during World War I.
  • A marine rescue video.
  • Pictures and artefacts from famous crimes such as the "Brown-out" Strangler and Turkish Consulate bombing.
  • Displays on the drugs problem, drink driving, policing in the olden days and the various role of the police.
  • A police motorcycle from 1958. There was no radio communication and in the event of an emergency the rider would need to find a public telephone.
  • Fredrick Deeming who was Australia's Jack the Ripper.
  • Julian Knight, the Hoddle Street Killer.
  • Police Horses
  • Original armour worn by Dan Kelly and Steve Hart at Glenrowan.

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Cnr Flinders St and Spencer St,  Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 9247 5214
Map: 1A Ref: A10

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Link www.policemuseum.vic.gov.au

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