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Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Macquarie Street | Queens Square, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9223 8922
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This Sydney landmark has housed convicts and orphans, as well as ill, impoverished women.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“convict life” (20 reviews)
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Macquarie Street | Queens Square, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9223 8922
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads and loads of information and so well displayed. The museum is a must of history lovers or anyone interested in Australian history. There are interactive displays, very interesting convict history, the building itself is interesting, don't miss the memorials along the side. Awesome place!

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our primary school kids and found this small museum really interesting. Convict history, some interactive displays,

Thank spunog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostr popular by far with tourists. Never seems to be a day go by where there isn't some group of overseas visitors going around the grounds. Features lovely historical within the grounds to see and has a very lovely coffee shop on the grounds. a...More

Thank sallygl0ver
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with a 12 year old. We are Australians.. did convict history all through school..this was a BRILLIANT interactive museum... we both learnt a lot... do your kids a favour go there with a school aged child... it is loads of fun learning...More

Thank LoLo P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like this museum beacause it is informative specially about the historic importance of Sydney, Australia knowing that this is one of UNESCO's Heritage List. There is also activity for kids.

Thank FallonA85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reality of life at the barracks hits you as you see personal stories of Men and women who lived there, along with the beds or hammocks they slept in and the thousands of artifacts rescued from under the floorboards. Housed here were convicts arriving...More

Thank lspwroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and historic for a visit. Great for small children. and to learn about Sydneys unique history. But ultimately set on beautiful grounds the area is just beautiful to stroll around

Thank Liane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about Old Sydney. Interesting museum located in historical Macquarie Street along with other significant sandstone buildings like the Mint Building. See how early European settlers lived, architecture, dress, diet....... Also the realisation of impact of contact with the original Aboriginal inhabitants. The museum contains...More

Thank Wingecarribee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard the basic history behind the transportations and the founding of Sydney before but Hyde Park Barracks really makes it come alive with stories of real individuals and their lives before and after arriving in Sydney. The museum is over three floors and...More

Thank sj1904
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Instead of filling a room with useless bits and pieces, this museum is very real. There are parts of the building that are untouched as far as renovation goes. You can do it at your own pace or add a tour to your visit. Not...More

Thank Biannca C
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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