Home » Attractions » Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Hyde Park Barracks Museum is a World Heritage Listed site in Sydney, and one of its most popular attractions. The museum was once a convict site and played a vital role in the world’s largest system of transporting convicts.

The museum’s design was the brainchild of Francis Greenway, a convict architect who breathed life into the barracks’ structure. Between 1819 and 1848, the barracks provided housing for 15,000 male convicts who were, at the time, government employees.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum Entry Fee & Admission Price, Sydney NSW

Over the years, the barracks were converted to serve as an immigration depot for females and an asylum before being transformed into the museum it is today.

A walk through the museum feels like walking back in time to when the convicts lived onsite. Visit the top level of the facility, where the museum has been re-designed to simulate the convict quarters of the years gone by. Recordings of the prisoners are also available for visitors to listen to during their visit.

Level two of the Hyde Park Barracks Museum captures the period between 1848 and 1887 when the barracks were used as Sydney’s Immigration Depot for females – mainly Irish orphan girls. Look out for the large iron beds and other items that are a thought-provoking part of the museum.

The museum’s courtyard is home to a cafe, where you can unwind after touring the museum. You can also purchase souvenirs and gifts at the museum shop.

The museum’s ground floor features the Convict exhibition, and perimeter buildings are accessible for wheelchairs and visitors with limited mobility. The upper floors of the museum can only be accessed by the stairs.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum is at Queens Square on Macquarie Street in Sydney. There is no parking on site at the Museum, but The Domain parking station offers a special discount to visitors and is just a 10-minute walk away. Limited meter parking is also available in the Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park streets.

Do You Have a Question to Ask?

Click Here to Ask a Question

What is the Hyde Park Barracks Museum address?
What are the Hyde Park Barracks Museum opening hours?
What are the Hyde Park Barracks Museum entry prices?
What is the Hyde Park Barracks Museum phone number?

Weather Forecast


Upcoming Events