Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney

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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. Put Hyde Park Barracks Museum into our Sydney trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • October 10, 2017
    Easily accessible piece of Sydney history. If you enjoy building history, compact building to go through, well presented and I liked seeing sections of the walls scraped back to see old brick colonial...  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    This museum offers interesting and historical information regarding early life in Sydney. The building itself through history has held both prisoners and immigrant women. The museum offers great facts...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Great if you have an interest in the convict history of Sydney and it also has a very good coffee shop attached.  more »
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  • September 14, 2017
    $12 adult, cheaper for students, children, and retirees. If you are really interested, expect 2-2.5h visit. If you're just curious expect 1-1.5h. Free audio tour was super well made and exists in about 6 different languages. One of the better historical museums I've been to. I'm also the kind of person that usually don't think that it's worth paying entry for museums, but in the this case it was well worth it. It's basically a densely informational crash course of the city of Sydney, the convict settlements, how it really worked out in practice, and their relationship with the Aboriginals. All with the basis of this building where most convicts and many female asylum seekers started out in Sydney. I highly recommend this museum at any time of the day.
  • August 15, 2017
    Great place for adults and kids the interactive commentary device is great for providing additional information to the exhibition. For kids, the place gives out little fun quize booklet which my younger sister had fun finishing and got a small reward for finishing also the interactive touchscreen around most exhibition is fun for them too.
  • July 8, 2017
    The museum is small, but full of good information. It's a must visit if you are interested in learning more about the city's history. They offer discounts for students.
  • May 13, 2017
    Best museum! I recommend doing the tour, the guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Really cool how they've restored the inside in different areas to how the building looked at different stages of history
  • July 17, 2017
    Cool place to learn about the early history of Sydney. Great tour!

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