Members Hour: Hyde Park Barracks

Welcome to Members Hour at the Hyde Park Barracks.

A UNESCO World Heritage–listed site in the heart of contemporary Sydney, the Barracks is an extraordinary record of the living legacy of colonial Australia. Built to house convicts, it also later served as a women’s immigration depot and asylum, and then as law courts and government offices.

Our museum expert Scott Cumming will lead you through this fascinating and complex site. You are also welcome to explore the property at your leisure, before it opens to the public.

Members get more: Enjoy 10% off retail and dining at the Bullion Store, located next door at The Mint.

Bookings essential. Registrations open soon.

Not a member? Find out more here.

Queens Square, Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000

Hyde Park Barracks

Queens Square, Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000
  • Wheelchair accessible
Plan your visit
  • Thursday 27 June 9am–10am
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Government Printing Office; NRS 4481, Glass negatives. NRS-4481-4-44-[AF00194836] Immigration Barracks Sydney, August 1871 [Department of Public Works]

Conservation in action: Hyde Park Barracks northern range refurbishment works

In collaboration with experienced heritage consultants and traditional tradespeople, MHNSW is undertaking conservation works to the northern range buildings

Campaign photos for Cutter and Coota, featuring a performer dressed in a possum skin cloak posing within the grounds of the Hyde Park Barracks.

Cutter and Coota: a children’s play by Bruce Pascoe

Meet author and historian Bruce Pascoe and the main characters from his play Cutter and Coota as they reflect on the play’s themes and the experience of performing at the Hyde Park Barracks