Convict work at the Barracks

About the program

In this new virtual excursion, your Stage 2 class will connect live with a museum educator and learn about how convicts lived and worked at the Hyde Park Barracks in the early 19th century.

Students will examine a range of historical sources, including the World Heritage-listed building, and investigate some of the work done by the male convicts who lived at the Hyde Park Barracks. Students will see how the bricks from which the Barracks was built were made by hand; and find clues left behind by convict brick makers.

Key information


Cost (GST free)
$65 per class (up to 30 students per class)

Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions

Session offered
Monday to Friday. Bookings close strictly at 4pm on Wednesday for all sessions in the following week.

Maximum students
One class (30) per session (when students are learning from home); Three classes (90) per session (when students learning from school)

Supervision ratios
At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times.

Additional visitor costs
No charge