Victoria Police Museum
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23.08.2017

Victoria Police Museum

Tell us about your gallery? The Victoria Police Museum exhibits the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia and forensic evidence from some of Melbourne’s most notorious crimes. We present visitors with an intriguing insight into the social history of policing and crime.

Can you tell us about Agents of Change? In 2017, Victoria Police celebrate 100 years of women in policing, so we decided to exhibit Agents of Change. In this celebratory exhibition, step into the shoes of the trailblazing, game changing women that have helped shape Victoria Police since 1917. Featuring treasures from the early 1900s, uniforms from the 1940s to today, the belongings of some of Victoria’s most famous police women, and of course the famous 1970s police handbag, Agents of Change shines a light on a century of hard work and challenges.

What collections do you exhibit? 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.

What’s a proud moment your gallery would like to share? We are proud to announce that the Museum’s current exhibition Behind the Badge was Highly Commended at the recent 2017 Victorian Museum Awards. Congratulations to our colleagues in the museum and gallery sector who took home awards and received special mentions this year.