Worldwide icon-chevron-right South Pacific icon-chevron-right Australia icon-chevron-right Sydney icon-chevron-right Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Museums Sydney
Exterior at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
1/9
Photograph: Kit Baker
Hamocks at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
2/9
Photograph: Kit Baker
Hamocks at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
3/9
Photograph: Kit Baker
Display at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
4/9
Photograph: Kit Baker
Rusted tools at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
5/9
Photograph: Kit Baker
Artifacts at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
6/9
Photograph: Kit Baker
Artifacts at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
7/9
Photograph: Kit Baker
Painting at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
8/9
Photograph: Kit Baker
Painting at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
9/9
Photograph: Kit Baker

Time Out says

Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open.

Designed by convict architect Francis Greenway, the barracks has housed nearly 100,000 convict prisoners, immigrant women, and even asylum inmates over its 200 year history. It's now a heritage museum telling the story of its former residents, and their impact on the Aboriginal communities around them, through a state-of-the-art immersive experience.

Visitors have 90 minutes to take audio-led, self-guided tours of the space. Through location-activated headphones, they hear soundscapes and first-person narratives taken from diaries, newspapers and other historical records. The technology really brings to life the complex history of the UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as its impressive collection of more than 4,000 objects recovered from the site by archaeologists.

Posted:

Details

Address: Queens Square, Macquarie St
Sydney
2000
Transport: Nearby stations: St James
Price: $16-$24
Contact:
Opening hours: Thu-Sun, 10am-5pm
You may also like
    Latest news