Explore the Justice & Police Museum during Culture Up Late with extended evening opening hours from 5pm-8pm every Thursday and Friday evening until the end of June.
The historic buildings that make up the Justice & Police Museum once hosted infamous criminals like bushranger Captain Moonlite and sly-grog queen Kate Leigh, as Sydney's police and magistrates kept law and order.
Walk the corridor of cells and check out the chilling collection of criminal weapons and hundreds of photos from the forensic archives. Visit can also enjoy the salacious tales told at the Murder in the Museum talk (adults only) and a drink from our speakeasy piano bar.
On Friday 18 June, consummate entertainer Monica Trapaga headlines the program accompanied by jazz ensemble The Pocket Trio, a venture that will evoke feel good jazz with tight arrangements and groovy pockets.
On Thursday 24 June, the evening will feature a special ticketed performance of Stage Fright, an enticing and touchingly twisted, droll homage to Marlene Dietrich by character comedienne Jude Bowler. Please note this performance is not suitable for under 16 years. Tickets to this two-act cabaret style show are $30 per person and must be purchased separately. Buy tickets here.
The final night of Culture Up Late on Friday 25 June will feature life drawing, a talk by curator Nerida Campbell and a special performance by entertainer and drag icon Minnie Cooper. Minnie Cooper's show Step Back in Time will take you through the decades, from the 1920’s to the 60’s with a slight twist and humour.
Sydney Living Museums are joining other major arts and cultural institutions for Culture Up Late, a NSW Government initiative aimed at revitalizing Sydney’s cultural life.
All Sydney Living Museums properties observe physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). Please read our Covid-19 Conditions of Entry for more information.