Convict Sydney Walking Tour

Join one of our knowledgeable and expert guides for a tour of Convict Sydney.

From the site of the first Government House, a place of important early contact between Aboriginal people and the colonists, to the Rum Hospital (now The Mint) and the Hyde Park Barracks, which housed male convicts and was the epicentre of the colony’s convict system.

Follow in the footsteps of the thousands of convicts who were marched from Sydney Cove up to the Hyde Park Barracks through the Governor’s Domain for processing.

Hear stories of convicts’ successes and failures, punishments and rewards, as you immerse yourself in the landscape of early Sydney.

The tour includes access to sites we manage: the Museum of Sydney, The Mint and the Hyde Park Barracks.

Members get more: Members enjoy presale access and a 20% discount on tickets.

Please note

  • Flat comfortable walking shoes, a hat, a water bottle and sun protection are recommended.
  • Fitness level required: Medium – walking for two full hours over varying terrain, often uphill with multiple steep stairs, and standing for extended periods.
  • Group meets at the Museum of Sydney, entry on corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets. Please arrive 15 minutes early; the tour departs promptly at 10.30am, late participants may miss out.
Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Cafe
  • Wheelchair accessible
Plan your visit
  • Wednesday 16 October 10.30am–12.30pm
Wide shot of two visitors exploring Parbury Ruins during Sydney Open
14 August, 10.30am

Digging Up the Neighbourhood Walking Tour

Starting at Susannah Place, this walking tour explores some of the fascinating archaeological sites in The Rocks and Millers Point

58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Wednesday 14 August 10.30am–12.30pm