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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Hyde Park Barracks Museum Reviews
This museum was closed when we visited Sydney due to refurbishment which will apparently transform it into a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Great looking building from the outside so it is somewhe... more »
We visited when the christmas markets were on- the market was quaint and the stalls were of a high standard. Entry to the markets was a gold coin donation and the museum was open for free to market go... more »
Lovely trees to sit under amongst the meandering roots. A constant symphony of insects and birds filling the air. You can be surrounded by people but at the same feel a satisfying solitude. The sheet of water in front of the memorial is also a beautiful place to take photos or just watch the reflections. Good wide running paths.
Nice city park with the smell of China Town near by. Take a train from nearby Martin Place to Town Hall and have a relaxing stroll towards Darling Harbour. Hyde Park is an ideal place to show of some of your magic tricks to walkers/joggers.
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