Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney

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World heritage site · History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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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  • A n=must see and do in Sydney. It is a self guided audio tour. It is very interesting and does portrays the hardships suffered by one and all, whether the indigenous or the transported in the early... 
    A n=must see and do in Sydney. It is a self guided audio tour. It is very interesting and does portrays the hardships suffered by one and all, whether the indigenous or the transported in the early...  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
    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 »
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  • It was full of information and facts. The hearing device is so easy to use and makes the visit a whole new level of experience and interaction. The program is specifically designed for both young and old (including translations). You can spend few hours there. Each section is displayed beautifully with its own unique journey. My sons were so impressed with every fine details.
  • I went on a Sunday, taking advantage of the free entry. It was very interesting , Self guided tour and as a gadget person, I appreciated it. To create the guided tour must have required many hours of developing and planning. It was the best museum experience in a very long time , thanks to this technology. I could walk around alone and listen to the stories, get valuable history lesson. Well done.

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