Victoria Police Museum, Melbourne

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The Victoria Police Museum is a law enforcement museum operated by the Historical Services Unit within the Media and Corporate Communications Department of Victoria Police. It is open to the public and is located in the mezzanine of the WTC Wharf building in the city of Melbourne, Australia.

The museum's collection includes relics and artefacts from over 150 years of crime and policing in the state of Victoria, including a forensic evidence brief used to convict Julian Knight of the Hoddle Street massacre, wreckage from the Russell Street bombing of police headquarters, and the death mask of executed murderer Frederick Deeming.

The museum held the backplate of the armour of the bushranger Ned Kelly, until 2002 when it donated the piece to the State Library of Victoria to make a complete set of Kelly's armour along with other pieces from Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks. In addition, historian Ken Oldis identified some items misidentified as Kelly's which actually belonged to other members of his gang. The museum holds Australia's largest collection of Kelly Gang armour, including the sets of armour worn by gang members Dan Kelly and Steve Hart.
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  • Get the real story of Ned Kelly and his brothers. See th actual armour worn by two of his gang. Read about how they murdered three Police officers. Al that and a lot of other very interesting stories.  more »
  • After having my flight cancelled and spending an extra day in Melbourne, I needed to go somewhere I hadn't been before. And I was surprised by what I saw: a vampire slaying kit, Ned Kelly's ammo bag.....  more »
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  • Ok so my daughter sees an add for this place and asks to go, sure! School holidays, why not? I do a bit of research on the place, looks pretty cool, figure out a day to head out there and set out. First thing, it's a little hidden. Took us a sec to find it and to be honest needed the help of the concierge in the building foyer to find it. Next, you look at all the cool stuff and exhibits they have on the website and you'd be forgiven for thinking it was slightly larger than it was, I swear my house is bigger and my house isn't big. But for all that this place is incredibly fascinating! Like it might be a bit on the small side but it's sure not empty!! Checking out all the old uniforms and case files and stuff was really interesting and the exploded car in the middle is really cool, I mean as an exhibit, I'm pretty sure watching it happen was actually terrifying. But yeah, all in all we enjoyed it. I will say if you're going to go there plan a second after activity too, maybe pair it up with the aquarium or something down the road because it's not an all day thing. Anyhow, say hi to Eric for me!
  • A great collection of Victorian Police history. I personally spent 2.5 hours walking through and enjoying each item that has been selected. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in how the police force was shaped in its early years and the heroic actions of those that have previously served the county when in blue.

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