Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney

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At Hyde Park Barracks Museum, 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 Museum is on the Unesco World Heritage list as an Australian convict site. Put Hyde Park Barracks Museum into our Sydney trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Loved going to the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. We bought the Museum Pass so it was not expensive to visit. I really enjoyed learning about Australian history. They provide an guided tour at 10:00 and 2...  more »
  • the deep insight into the Australian history conveyed by this museum. Still hard to imagine how it was actually is - to in this House also if you can touch things or lying in a hammock, a former prisoner. An audio guide is included in the price of admission - that there was still a personal introduction by an older gentleman - class! And the lunch / the burger in the accompanying Cafe tasted excellent.
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  • Nice restoration of the building and interesting exhibits on the archeology, but lacks a bit of depth on the history side. I suspect that the more you've read about the history, the less interesting t...  more »

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