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Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Macquarie Street | Queens Square, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9223 8922
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Ranked #30 of 239 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This Sydney landmark has housed convicts and orphans, as well as ill...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This Sydney landmark has housed convicts and orphans, as well as ill, impoverished women.
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Dallas, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
83 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I got the museum pass to view this museum along with a couple of others. You can learn all about Sydney's birth. There are many artifacts that were used to house the convicts that passed through these barracks as well as do a geological search to see if you have a family member that was housed here. The gift shop... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a very interesting museum. It is a living museum and we found every part of it interesting.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Recommend this museum if you are visiting and have about 1.5hrs of time. Entry includes a portable audio tour.

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Montreal, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I think the thing I liked the most is the way in which this building is printed in various layers. They present it do that you see what it was like when it first opened and then in various stages of renovation over the years. The really great part is the walking speaker they give you that explains every room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We spent a morning wandering through the Barracks and had a great time. It is located in the heart of modern Sydney but once inside the gates you are given an insight into Colonial Sydney. The interpretive signage is easy to follow and the free audio guide is good if you want a detailed tour. In addition to being a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited here on a weekend and tagged along with the tour group. Suited for all ages, the tour guide provided heaps of insight into the historic site and what life would have been like. The site offers a pass that will also let you into the justice and Police museum and museum of Sydney. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Well worth a visit, very interesting has audio tour and grounds outside to walk about, some interesting stories & a great look at Sydney's history.

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

this museum is brilliant and unique. over 3 floors the building cleverly tells its own story. everything can be touched and explored, and they have a great booklet for kids to find things and complete simple tasks. the $20 for a family ticket also included a free audio tour that we all enjoyed. Fantastic value and a very enjoyable and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Built in 1819. Beside Cockatoo Island, this is one of the place in Sydney you can experience "the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts."

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Launceston, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place has some wonderful history and is definitely worth a visit. Some interesting stories and artefacts. Unfortunately there is no disabled or stroller access except for the ground floor so this made our visit difficult with our young son. Otherwise a fantastic visit at our history.

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