Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney

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#6 of 443 in Museums in New South Wales
World heritage site · History Museum · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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At Hyde Park Barracks, 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 is on the Unesco World Heritage list as an Australian convict site. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Sydney holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hyde Park Barracks and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This museum is by far one of the best I have visited. The audio guided tour is informative and clear, the displays visual and inventive. The fact that you don't need to read poster after poster makes....  more
    This museum is by far one of the best I have visited. The audio guided tour is informative and clear, the displays visual and inventive. The fact that you don't need to read poster after poster makes....  more »
  • Francis Greeway (1777-1837) was transported to New South Wales for forgery. The Greenways had been, in England ,stonemasons, builders and architects for generations.. His genius as an architect was... 
    Francis Greeway (1777-1837) was transported to New South Wales for forgery. The Greenways had been, in England ,stonemasons, builders and architects for generations.. His genius as an architect was...  more »
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  • Very interesting museum for all ages. My 10 years old kid loved it! A lot of interactivity and multimedia, stories and facts about the history, fantastic soundtracks. At the entrance you get the audio guide and 1.5 hours just fly! Highly recommend for local and tourist. History of Australia!
  • Absolutely brilliant day out. Head set tour was easy to listen to, took about 90 minutes & was really informative.The miniature models were good, not to mention the numerous items found around the barracks. Staff were welcoming and the volunteer at the gates was delightful. Well worth the entry fee. A definite 10 out of 10 - very, very enjoyable 👍

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