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Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Macquarie Street | Queens Square, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9223 8922
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This Sydney landmark has housed convicts and orphans, as well as ill, impoverished women.
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“convict life” (19 reviews)
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Macquarie Street | Queens Square, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9223 8922
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

A visit to the Hyde Park Barracks Museum would leave one with many deep impressions. I am particularly disturbed by the many sad stories of the early prisoners. Especially poignant for me is those exhibits on the female immigrants. I understand that the museum has...More

1  Thank serene811
Reviewed August 28, 2016

A hidden gem. This is the museum to visit in Sydney if you wish to learn more about Convict history. The museum goes chronologically to explains various aspects of Convict life, from the inception of the NSW settlement, to the closing and historical preservation of...More

2  Thank pbaudit
Reviewed August 24, 2016

I collect UNESCO World Heritage Sites so this was at the top of our Sydney itinerary. And while it's not the Taj Mahal, it is an interesting museum with some really nice interpretation of the building's history and its place in Australian history.

1  Thank Colin J
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This museum is the best place to go and explore Australia's modern history. The living conditions of the inmates have been replicated very well, there are detailed inputs about various incidents, snippets of memoirs of certain inmates - and basically makes for a very interesting...More

1  Thank Miwrites
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This was a great museum, very informative and really interesting. Spent a couple of hours looking at the exhibits. Very interactive so would be a good option if you have children.

1  Thank Janine85
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This museum is a fantastic place to visit. Complete with stories of days gone by and our Convict roots it is a must for those interested in our relatively new history (200+ years). Every child and adult should visit and learn about the early days...More

Thank Vicki J
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This museum was excellent for learning more about the convict and later migration to Sydney. We went on a guided tour which was free but they also have free audio guides available. The guided tour by Mel was excellent. She gave us so much more...More

1  Thank Kat R
Reviewed August 19, 2016

This museum punches above its weight. A self-guided tour really captures your imagination. My 12 year-old really enjoyed the kids activity (pick it up at the entry desk). The exhibits are imaginative and bring the barracks past to life. Sit in a hammock on the...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is a really good museum and one of the better museums in Sydney. It is about the history of Sydney and in particular its convict history. The site was used over a long period, in the 19th century as accommodation quarters for convicts, for...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We decided to visit a few sites in Sydney to explore Australia's convict heritage, and were so glad we did. This was one of the best. A real insight into how Sydney grew and developed in it's first 100 years. Really educational and also enjoyable.

Thank Michael P
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buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
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frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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