Victoria Police Museum
From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to the latest CSI forensic technologies, the Victoria Police Museum presents visitors with an intriguing insight into the social history of policing in Victoria
Located in the World Trade Centre on Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD, the museum’s exhibitions explore a wide range of themes. Learn what life would have been like as a police officer in the 1800s, discover some of the shady underworld figures lurking around Melbourne’s streets in the 1920s and explore the diversity of policing in the 21st century.
Exhibitions include the iconic armour worn by members of the Kelly Gang; the remains of the car used in the Russell Street headquarters bombing and police files on some of Melbourne’s most infamous criminals such as ‘Squizzy’ Taylor.
The museum’s collection includes artefacts such as early police uniforms, equipment and weapons; crime scene photographs; official police documents such as criminal files and original evidence from some of Melbourne’s most notorious criminal cases.
The museum also holds an archive of Victoria Police service records dating from 1853. Researchers and members of the public with enquiries relating to the collection are welcome to contact the museum via the following email address: