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Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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Designed by convict architect Francis Greenway, the Hyde Park Barracks housed 15,000 male convicts in government employment between 1819 and 1848. Later it became a female immigration depot and a government asylum for infirm, destitute women.

Explore the convict experience, get spooked by the SoundScape, lie in a convict hammock and discover the daily lives of other occupants at this popular landmark in the historic precinct of Macquarie Street. There is a free archaeological display on the ground floor.

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum Shop specialises in books on Australian colonial history. The Hyde Park Barracks Cafe is also open daily.

This site is one of the 11 Australian Convict Sites listed as World Heritage. In Sydney there are four convict sites.

Entry also included with the Sydney Museums Pass.

Open Time


Open daily 10am - 5pm. The Hyde Park Barracks Cafe is open 8am to 3pm weekdays and 10am to 3pm on weekends.

Public Holiday


Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
 

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Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Queens Square Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Telephone: click to view
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Email: info@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au
Website: www.hht.net.au/museums/hyde_park_barra
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Entry Cost


Valid FromValid ToTypeCostNote
06/12/13 31/12/15 Family A$20.00 Subject to change without notice. 
06/12/13 31/12/15 Child A$5.00 Subject to change without notice. 
06/12/13 31/12/15 Concession A$5.00 Subject to change without notice. 

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