Victoria Barracks, Woollahra

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Victoria Barracks is an Australian Army base in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Victoria Barracks is located in the suburb of Paddington, between Oxford Street and Moore Park Road. It is just north of the Moore Park, the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium. Victoria Barracks houses the Headquarters Forces Command.Listed on the Commonwealth Heritage List in 2004, the site contains one of the most important groups of Edwardian military buildings in Australia. The Army Museum of NSW is housed in the original District Military Prison, constructed in 1847. It is open to visitors on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the first Sunday each month (by appointment) from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The museum is closed during December and January. Tours of the Barracks precinct are conducted by the Corps of Guides on Thursdays starting at 10:00 a.m.The Australian Army Band, Sydney is located at Victoria Barracks.HistoryThe Regency style Main Barracks building was constructed of Hawkesbury sandstone by convicts between 1841 and 1846. The first building completed was the Officers' Quarters which was completed in 1842.
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  • I learnt about Sydney’s history from a military perspective, really worth the effort to go. Thanks to the volunteer guides, they were great!  more »
  • Along Oxtford St. you will find a big green space behind stone walls. Inside are the 19th Century army barracks that are available to tour. The barracks were the source of the original growth of the P...  more »

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