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
The Museum will be closed on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April 2017 for the Easter Public Holidays and Tuesday 25 April for ANZAC Day
The Museum will be open on Saturday, 22 April and Saturday, 20 May for the Australian Heritage Festival
Normally Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays
637 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3008 (enter via World Trade Centre in Siddeley Street)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.