Queensland Police Museum


The Queensland Police Museum is a fascinating secret trove that contains the history of crime, law and order since the Queensland Police force was established in a tent in 1864 and arrested prisoners were attached to trees.

Queensland Police Museum display

From its home in the ground floor of the QPS, it features some 25 displays covering the history of the police force, famous Queensland crimes such as still unsolved murder of Betty Shanks in 1952, operational equipment through the ages, the role of female policewomen and a confronting mock up murder scene to solve.

Queensland Police Museum motorbike

Amongst the intriguing exhibits on display are one of the petrol drums from the Whiskey Au Go Go mass killing, the home made bombs used by crazed Wickham Tce murderer Karl Kast, early handcuffs and batons and gas masks from World War II Air Raid shelter wardens.

by Jodi Panayotov

Queensland Police Museum


200 Roma St


Roma St Station

Mon-Fri 9-4

Sun 10-3 (Last Sun of month Feb-Nov)


3364 6432


200 Roma St Brisbane

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