"The Hyde Barracks in Sydney" Australia Off The Beaten Path Tip by Paul2001

Australia Off The Beaten Path: 423 reviews and 697 photos

  The Hyde Barracks
by Paul2001

I have no reason why but for some reason, the Hyde Barracks in Sydney was the very first tourist attraction that I visited in Australia. This very fine building was built in 1819 by convicts, to be housed by them. I understand that most of the immates were actually women. The barracks have been abandoned long ago and have since been turned into a museum. It provides insight into the early settlement of Australia by Europeans. The exhibits featuring log books, convict related artifacts and models of ship interiors are quite well presented. Perhaps that is why I wandered into here firstly while in Sydney. It put the whole country into historical context.
The museum is open daily 9:30am-5pm and cost $7.00AUS to enter. During my visit there seemed to be a paucity of visitors and I think that more people should visit. The museum is located on Queen's Square at Macquarie Street.

Phone: 02/9223 8922

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written May 6, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

More Off The Beaten Path in Australia (1)



“Follow your spirit!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 8 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 8 1 1

Have you been to Australia?

  Share Your Travels