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“So much interesting history”

Hyde Park Barracks Museum
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Ranked #29 of 566 things to do in Sydney
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Owner description: The UNESCO listed Hyde Park Barracks is one of the most significant convict sites in the world. A crossroads for tens of thousands of people, it played a central role in the world’s largest and longest-running system of convict transportation. Free guided tours for museum ticket holders, lasting about one hour, are offered twice daily on most days. Audio tours are provided free with admission in English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Italian and German. Audio guides and a large-print brochure are available from the ticketing and reception desk. There is also a scrolling text or captioned Auslan tour, available on handheld devices from the reception desk.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Boy are we lucky we didn’t live in those times. Very much worth an hour or so to get a look into what the early days in Sydney were like for some people. The recorded self guide option is well worth listening to. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A building for convicts, immigrant women, and later, district court. Good way to learn and see Sydney's history. Entry to each museum costs $12. The Sydney Museum Pass costs $24 and allows you entry to each of the 12 museums. The Pass is valid for 1 month.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very well restored historical buildings and site. Stroll and explore at your own pace - many interesting exhibits to see. Lovely cafe in the courtyard also. I knew nothing about this place and expected it to be connected to the army in some way. But it was a key part of Sydney's development as it was the first stop for thousands of convicts and other immigrants while the city and New South Wales were developed. A wonderful picture of the size and scale of immigration back then, and the movement of goods and supplies needed to feed and clothe the new colony.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This is a must see in Sydney. Built by convicts in 1817 - 1819 it had 50,000 convicts pass through its gates from 1819 to 1848.

Only $12 entry fee this is well worth the money. Self guided walking tour with audio device set over three floors with history in every room.

It covers the convict period, Immigration depot and asylum period and courts and office period.

1  Thank Frank M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Orders were taken at the counter.
We were directed to bottles of water and glasses available for same.

Most pleasant setting, outside on a hot day!
There was a breeze. Inside there was a choice of several rooms in which to sit?

Meals were brought to tha table after glasses of wine were served.

Quiche was delightful - more like a frittata - with pumpkin, spinach and blue cheese. Most flavoursome!
Fish was crispy with light batter and chips were refined.
A light sprouts salad accompanied both with baby cherry tomatoes to add flavour.

Most refreshing meal


Thank Alison S
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