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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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“convict life” (20 reviews)
“convict past” (18 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 2 days ago

A beautiful building built by convict labour and designed by Francis Greenway. The convicts were moved from here to Cockatoo Island in 1840. The building houses an extensive museum with artefacts found on site - rats and all! Many real stories to tell. 50,00 convicts...More

Thank Annie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good for what it is. Having passed by it many a times, had some time to kill so thought we'd stop in. Relatively small, but filled with lots of fascinating stories and history. If you are out that way and have...More

Thank MMCSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barracks were were thousands of convicts were processed when they arrived in Australia. Staff have an excellent understanding of their database and were were able to find our relatives and where they were sent to work.

Thank 150Gordon_W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be one of the best museums that I have been to about our convict passed, with all names that where sent there are on display for all to see

1  Thank Lex1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very interesting to hear about the history of the arrival of convicts into Australia and the conditions they had to live in. Very good walking audio tour

1  Thank Michaelandrebecc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum, one that brings the fascinating history of Australia's convict past to life. The museum is well organized and does a fantastic job of using artifacts, interactive features, maps, etc. to tell the story of the convicts who colonized Australia. You...More

1  Thank billk723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in Sydney most of my life I decided to finally visit - glad I did - a great museum reminding us of Sydney's heritage and how the nation really started here. The guide Geoff was excellent. Great for all ages.

Thank LassiComeHome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hyde Park Barracks brings history alive. I didn't take the tour but just wandered around looking at the buildings and watched the re-enactors. The tour seemed geared towards children. Great place if you enjoy learning about history. I just wish the gift shop offered more.

Thank Scotcharlie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually spotted this place from the top of the Sydney Tower Eye. I am glad I did because this is a fascinating museum. It shows what life was like when the convicts were first sent to Australia. They still have a few of the...More

Thank Briman747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite inpressed with display and would love to go back and have more time to view displays and the general surrounds

Thank allisonmanor
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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Emma D
Hi, can anyone give me an indication of how suitable this museum is with a 4 year old? And, if suitable how long should we allow for a visit?
22 February 2015|
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