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hyde park barracks museum


Address: Queens Square, Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000.

At a Glance:

Cost: Family $20 / Adults $10 / Child/Concession $5 / Historic Houses Trust members receive free entry.
Opening Times: 10am to 5pm daily. Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Kiosk or Cafe: Yes, there is a cafe on site/in the grounds but outside.
Toilets: Yes. Toilets are available at this museum.
Age Suitability: Suitable for kids from ages 5 and up.
Parking: No. Best to catch public transport. The nearest train stations are St James and Martin Place.



hyde park barracks museum


Description:

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum consists of three floors of history. Although the site has been restored by the Public Works Department in the early 1980's - the old school decor reminding us of how the convicts used to live still remains.



hyde park barracks museum


The first floor comprises of a gallery of the life of Francis Greenway, who was under Governor Macquarie's employ as he was a builder by trade. He lived at the barracks to serve this time for the crime he committed. Families will enjoy spending a bit of time here admiring the collections on this floor.



hyde park barracks museum


The kids of Sydney will love the exercise heading up to the second floor for some more history lessons. Learn more about the penal colony, and what life was like for those who lived in this space when the barracks officially opened in 1819.



hyde park barracks museum


Finally, the third floor housed some convicts who have shaped Sydney's landscape today from 1819 to 1848. The kids of Sydney will enjoy seeing the real suits that the convicts had to wear, as well as swinging and playing in a few of the hammocks - the beds that each and every convict had to sleep in. They're not very comfortable for the latter. Your kids will enjoy spending some time here for a little while. If they're inquisitive and they love learning, they'll have a great time learning more about Sydney's history back in that era.

Parents, come to the Hyde Park Barracks on Australia Day, and you will receive half price entry.



hyde park barracks museum


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