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Victoria Police Museum
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Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Type Police museum
Key holdings Armour of the Kelly gang
Owner Victoria Police

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.

Armoured helmet
Close up of Dan Kelly's helmet
Set of armour
Set of Steve Hart's armour

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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