Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 600+ 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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  • This was a fascinating piece of history to walk through. The building has led many lives, starting first as housing for convicts in the 1800s, then becoming a place for immigrants to bed down, and las...  read more »
  • This was one of the best museums we have visited in Australia. We spent over 2 hours and could easily have spent more time to see what life was like for those convicts that were sent here. The theme h...  read more »
  • World Heritage site that I went to Hyde Park barracks, but it is a world heritage site? Ummmm I and it is felt. Here was of male prisoners at the time pioneering. Temporary 600 people housed or was it. It is built in brick 3-story building. The exhibited various things at that time women's clothing and the prisoners.
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  • It was an interesting museum! The tour guide was great too. Plus free wifi :)
  • 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!)
  • Interesting information on the history of emmigration. Displays on three floors with the top floor recreating what it would have been like back in the day.
  • The museum tells about the diverse use of the building from the convict era till the late 20th century.
  • This was most favorite museum in the city, the most I learned from this place. It doesn't look like much from outside but worth it!
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