Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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Designed by convict architect, Francis Greenway, Hyde Park Barracks have endured a colourful history as a home for convicts, an immigration depot and an asylum. It has now been converted into a museum about convict life.


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Address:
Hyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Train St James
Telephone (02) 8239 2311
Website sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/hyde-park-barracks-museum
Admission $10
    Open 10am–5pm daily

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  • Davin, 27 Dec 2016


    It's a good place to understand more about Sydney's past

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  • Gilly, 15 Dec 2016


    Very informative

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  • Bianca, 21 Dec 2015


    The entrance fee with the audio guide is 10 dollars. Three storey building with good interactive displays.

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  • Nick, 19 Dec 2015


    Definitely drop by the gift shop first to pickup the Explorer quest for the kids. Turns the visit into something more interactive for everyone.

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  • Gabriel, 17 Aug 2014


    Don't miss the dessicated rats which were trapped in the floorboards, in room 1. Or the replica hammocks you can lie on, on the top level

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  • Graham, 24 May 2014


    Excellent value for your entry fee, and make sure you try a hammock.

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  • Sasha, 25 Feb 2014


    Living history. Great interactive displays and exhibition of the excavation of the remains of the building. Great activities for kids!

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  • Philip, 05 Feb 2014


    Do the guided tour with Russell, great experience!

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  • Glenda, 08 Jan 2014


    A must! Very interesting and educational. Free audio guide with the A$10 entry fee, so worth it. Don't miss the 1:45 pm guided tour. Try the hammocks.

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  • Nancy, 15 Feb 2012


    Very cool corner of Sydney!! Check out the store!!

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  • Carlos, 20 Jan 2012


    Diana was mu (quite wonderful) guide through this interesting venue

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  • Gary, 03 Dec 2010


    make sure to hop in a hammock...maybe with a chum!

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  • Macquarie, 03 Jun 2010


    Australia's first detention centre? That tiny building over there once housed 600 convicts. We hear the line for the toilets was very long.

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  • Macquarie, 03 Jun 2010


    Australia's first detention centre? That tiny building over there once housed 600 convicts.

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