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Victoria Barracks

Oxford St. | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia (Inner East)
+61 (0)2 9339 3303
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Ranked #166 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Type: Military Museums, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- May 2, 2013
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San Diego
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189 reviews 189 reviews
95 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is the largest barracks in the southern hemisphere and has been continually occupied since 1840. You can visit on Thursday from 10:00 to 1:00. The guides are older, retired military gentlemen and will give you an individual tour at no charge. The barracks are interesting, historic buildings and the guides have plenty of information and personalized stories. The guides... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My partner is a student at the UNSW campus across the street, and we always look over the tall sandstone walls wondering what is in there. They are only open on Thursday mornings, and Sundays by appointment, so I took the opportunity of an open Thursday to see what it was all about. When you arrive, you go through ID... More

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Sydney, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

A link with our military past. The Barracks have been faithfully maintained to give visitors a sense of the military traditions of the past. The sandstone buildings give you the feeling of days gone by.

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Still very much part of our Defence Force. Victoria Barracks offers tours of this historical facility - well worth doing. And if you every have the opportunity to have dinner in the Officer's Mess (I have) then don't knock it back.

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Sydney, Australia
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72 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

The buildings are beautiful sandstone structures surrounded by ancient trees and there is a very good military museum and access to the a view of the tank stream

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