Hyde Park Barracks

Convict Sydney

1801 - Day in the life of a convict

In the young colony, there was no prisoner’s barrack - the bush and sea were the walls of the convicts’ prison

Two women seated on simple bed in dormitory style display holding large book.

40,000 women and the dormitory experience

It’s well known that 2253 Irish orphan girls were some of the first occupants of Sydney’s Female Immigration Depot, but they were only just the beginning of the women’s story at Hyde Park Barracks

Convict Sydney

A world of pain

Part 4: 1826–1837

Kneeling man farewelling seated woman.

Activity: make your own convict love token

Learn about convict love tokens and some of the convicts at the Hyde Parks Barracks

Convict Sydney

Ann Marsh

Thief, mother, entrepreneur. Arrived 1789 on Lady Juliana

Assorted bones including sheep, goat and pig bones

Archaeology underfoot

As they experience historical archaeology first hand, students learn to differentiate between the roles of historian and archaeologist

Streaky clouds in the sky above the Hyde Park Barracks.
21 May, 11am & 1pm
Past Event

Art in Warrane

Join us for a public art walking tour through the rich history and cultural heritage of Sydney’s Hyde Park Barracks and surrounding areas

An Gorta Mor, The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine, southern wall, Hyde Park Barracks
Permanent display

Australian monument to the Great Irish Famine

The Australian monument to the Great Irish Famine is located on the southern wall of the Hyde Park Barracks