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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.
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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

It's worth it to spend an hour with the audio guide. The recreation of the barracks are amazing, and you get a great sense of Sydney history here.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting background, culture, insight into the early days of Australia. Far superior than the Australian museum down the road if you only had one

Thank MichaelJT19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The barracks were super interesting to walk through. I really didn't know much about the convict history of Australia, so this was eye opening. The museum does a great job of giving information through the audio guide while you walk through the well presented barracks.

Thank R M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very easy museum to get to. This museum provides an excellent view of convict history. The material on Governor Lachlan Macquarie is also very interesting. What a past we have.

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and well-presented history of the building as it relates to the history of Sydney and also a good selection of artefacts relevant to the building presented along with it. Well worth an hour or so. We picked up the museum pass there which...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It cost $12 adult for a visit. We spent over two hours here. The displays are very well done. As a relative of a convict transported during this time it was interesting how they lived. Worth a visit.

Thank trc2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a fascinating hour here although you could easily spend longer. Each floor is devoted to a different era of the barracks history; the ground floor deals with convicts, the first floor tells the immigrants' story and so on. It's well worth taking the audio...More

1  Thank JPresh
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 12 August 2017

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

Thank spunog
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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

1  Thank sallygl0ver
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