Commissioned in 1817 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, Hyde Park Barracks is one of the most significant convict sites in the world. For the most recent part of its history, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed building has served as a museum dedicated to telling the history of the site and its surrounds. Re-opened on 21 February after an extensive renovation, the Barracks has now entered the next chapter of its history, with an updated museum experience that incorporates groundbreaking audio technology over a three-storey exhibition. Visitors are invited to step right into the lives of those who passed through the Barracks’ gates during the 68 years it served as a convict residence, immigration depot and female asylum.
Sydney NSW 2000