Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney

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World heritage site · History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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At Hyde Park Barracks, 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 is on the Unesco World Heritage list as an Australian convict site. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Sydney holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hyde Park Barracks and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We had visited this museum 18 years ago and liked it. We returned on our most recent trip to find that while much was the same, some new features were added. The audio guide is very good, though it....  more
    We had visited this museum 18 years ago and liked it. We returned on our most recent trip to find that while much was the same, some new features were added. The audio guide is very good, though it....  more »
  • Hyde Park Barracks is one of the most significant colonial era buildings in Australia. From 1819 to 1848, more than 60,000 convicts passed through it. Convicts mainly came from England, Ireland... 
    Hyde Park Barracks is one of the most significant colonial era buildings in Australia. From 1819 to 1848, more than 60,000 convicts passed through it. Convicts mainly came from England, Ireland...  more »
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  • A must to do in Sydney!!! A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the heart of historic Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks is one of the most significant convict sites in the world. It is an extraordinary living record of early colonial Australia. Easy access via public transport and 12$ entry fee for adults. If you are visiting Sydney, this should be on top of your list. Highly recommended!!!
  • Very interesting museum for all ages. My 10 years old kid loved it! A lot of interactivity and multimedia, stories and facts about the history, fantastic soundtracks. At the entrance you get the audio guide and 1.5 hours just fly! Highly recommend for local and tourist. History of Australia!

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