Learn more about the history of Sydney and the people who used to live here at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks. Explore one of Australia’s most significant archeological collections at this living history museum, which shows visitors what life was like in early colonial-era Australia. This ticket includes the use of an audio-guide so you can tour at your own pace.
An educational attraction for adults and older kids alike
Spend about 60-90 minutes on an audio-guide tour
Tick off one of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Benefit from cutting-edge audio technology
Meeting And Pickup
Hyde Park Barracks
Queens Square, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-4 of 36 reviews
Anthony_A, Jan 2023
Great staff helpful and audio headphones was great for tour onsite a great tour and history of Sydney and the barracks
Soooo glad we got to visit!
Doug_L, Jan 2023
Terrific display and presentation of early experiences of convict men and later immigrant women. All so well thought out - both visual and audio portions brought it all to life. Thank you for preserving this history. A+
raejbutcher, Nov 2022
Loved the self guided tour. Have done this at other attractions and think its great. Really brings out the story and you knows you dont miss anything.
Dont think this would interest smaller kids. My late-teen kids enjoyed it and found it moving
Travel back in time
Melisa_D, May 2022
Highly recommend this self guided tour. It really takes you back to the time. All the sights and sounds whilst walking around really submerged you into the setting. A definite must when visiting Sydney.