Hyde Park Barracks Admission Ticket with Audio-Guide

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29 reviews   (4.55)

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Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Located in the heart of Sydney, Australia’s oldest city, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks is a must-visit destination for all ages. Layered with cutting-edge innovation throughout, the museum redefines the heritage experience, bringing Sydney’s past to life more authentically than ever before.

Led by groundbreaking audio technology, you’ll follow in the footsteps of real people touched by this place. Stand where they stood. Listen to their stories. With immersive activations, this is not simply a walk through history. It’s living it.

It’s also the chance to discover one of Australia’s most important archaeological collections. Displaying over 4000 original artefacts, the barracks is a direct link to items worn, touched and treasured by past residents.

Home to Australia’s convict and colonial history, Hyde Park Barracks is a must-see Sydney destination.

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 59
  • SENIOR: Age: 60 - 100

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Visitors will be given a sanitised iPod and headphones on arrival. If possible, you are encouraged to bring and use your own headset (standard 3.5mm jack or a lightning connector for Apple earpods required).

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What To Expect

Hyde Park Barracks
A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the heart of historic Sydney, the Hyde Park Barracks is an extraordinary living record of early colonial Australia. Originally built to house convicts, the Barracks has also served as an immigration depot, asylum, law courts and government offices.

Today, the Hyde Park Barracks is a cutting-edge museum. Visitors can discover the stories of the Barracks through a self-guided immersive experience that will feel like stepping back in time.

Using our groundbreaking interactive audio technology, you’ll follow in the footsteps of real people whose lives were touched by this place – male convicts, immigrants and women in need, as well as the Aboriginal nations that were impacted by colonial Australia.

The audio guide is available in English and Mandarin. There is also a Kids Trail available featuring a tailored audio guide and activity book suitable for children 5 to 10 years old.

• Admission Ticket Included


Great experience.
raejbutcher, 25-11-2022
Loved the self guided tour. Have done this at other attractions and think its great. Really brings out the story and you knows you dont miss anything.
Dont think this would interest smaller kids. My late-teen kids enjoyed it and found it moving
Informative to the best degree
733doctor, 24-11-2022
This was the best 12 dollars I have spent in Australia. Coming from the UK I have seen castles etc older than Australia with features and guides that excel but 90 minutes in the Hyde Park Barracks tops the lot . The way the audio guide functions you can take your time ,go back and refresh without a guide hurrying you on through the experience.. don't fail to miss this excellent visit.you won't regret it .
A Real Interesting and Educational Experience
dccv1, 23-11-2022
We probably would say this was the best museum we visited in Sydney and we liked them all. This museum is focused on the experience of the first European settlers and provides real, personal stories that add the human touch to the history. We felt it was very well curated and the use of the technology to tell the stories was excellent. This is well worth the time.
Very interesting tour, nicely automated
mj2837, 10-11-2022
We took the tour and were quite impressed with all the exhibits. Nicely automated and the stories seemed quite realistic. Especially impressed with the miniature models and the overall 3 level setup.
Also noticed recognition to Irish immigrants which was somewhat unique. Would definitely recommend.
Convict History Retained
Oldjack, 22-12-2022
The Hyde Park Barracks has significant history for Sydney (and Australia) and it is great that the site has been preserved. The museum was well done but not great but worthy of a visit to experience how many of the early Australians (convicts) lived back then. The audio tour was well done, but some of the displays were less inspiring.

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