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Hyde Park Barracks experience

Where
Hyde Park Barracks
Hyde Park Barracks
Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
When

Thursdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm Thursday 21 October 2021 to Thursday 30 June

Cost

Adult: $24Concession: $20Child: $16

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks is a must-visit destination for all ages.

A site of exceptional significance, this fascinating building holds the key to understanding Australia’s convict foundations and its impact on Aboriginal Australia, and early contribution to immigration and institutional care.

Today, the barracks provides an extraordinary new way to experience history. Layered with cutting-edge innovation throughout, the museum redefines the heritage experience, bringing Sydney’s past to life more authentically than ever before.

Led by groundbreaking audio technology, you’ll follow in the footsteps of real people touched by this place. Stand where they stood. Listen to their stories. With immersive activations, this is not simply a walk through history. It’s living it.

It’s also the chance to discover one of Australia’s most important archaeological collections. Displaying over 4000 original artefacts, the barracks is a direct link to items worn, touched and treasured by past residents – including an intact convict shirt and leather shoe. As some of the world’s few remaining examples, it’s a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s past.

Home to Australia’s convict and colonial history, Hyde Park Barracks is a must-see Sydney destination – intriguing on every level. Today, its innovative next chapter will take you where no history book could ever go.

Covid-safe information

In line with NSW Public Health Orders, all visitors 16 years and over must provide evidence of vaccination upon entry.

While inside, all visitors over 12 years must wear a mask at all times. Please also ensure that you maintain a safe distance from other visitors and staff. Visitors are strongly encouraged to check our full conditions of entry before visiting one of our historic houses or museums.

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