Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney
(4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
At Hyde Park Barracks Museum, learn about the arrival of the prisoners who constituted the First Fleets from England. Convict architect Francis Greenway designed the building in the 19th century to house inmates. Today, the square Georgian structure is a museum displaying the barrack's history. View the large murals that line its corridors and show the convicts' offences, which resulted in deportation to Australia. Hyde Park Barracks Museum is on the Unesco World Heritage list as an Australian convict site. To visit Hyde Park Barracks Museum and other attractions in Sydney, use our Sydney vacation route planner.
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  • We were lucky to have our hotel near this park. We crossed it many times and it was a treat every time. The aisles, the trees are beautiful. The building of Barracks Museum is also very beautiful
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  • Construction of the time when Australia was a penal colony... great work of Governor Macquarie that did everything to improve the city...
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  • Not a very well known place, as a matter of fact, three cab drivers did not even know where it was. Finally someone at the Sydney Opera House helped us with directions. The tour guide at the Barracks ...  more »
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  • Had a blast! very cheap for a whole lot of fun. it includes: Role plays, Life as a convict, Hands on activities, Bricklaying, brickmaking ECT!!!!!!!
  • A step back in time. Our early settlers had it tough. Our prisoners, even tougher.
  • Australia was started with convict labour - and this is where they slept. These prisoners were once our great shame - but they're now an essential part of our heritage. A small museum with archaeological digs and a well stocked bookshop. Come here for the most expensive coffee in Sydney at $6.80 for a flat white (not even Soy milk based!)
  • It was an interesting museum! The tour guide was great too. Plus free wifi :)
  • I liked the Hyde Park Barracks because we got to pretend we were convicts and build fake walls, make sand bricks, play in court and lay in the hammocks. It was enjoyable.