Book a school excursion at the Hyde Park Barracks and learn about the incredible history of the site in an immersive, curriculum-linked program.

A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the heart of historic Sydney, the Hyde Park Barracks is an extraordinary living record of early colonial Australia. Originally built to house convicts, the Barracks has also served as an immigration depot, asylum, law courts and government offices. Today it is a cutting-edge museum.

Sydney Living Museums offers onsite school excursions at the Hyde Park Barracks for primary to secondary school.

Programs include:

Stage 2  | Convict Life at the Barracks

Investigate what daily life was like for the male convicts who lived at the Hyde Park Barracks during this hands on learning program.

Stage 3  |  Home: Convicts, Migrants and First Peoples

Investigate the themes of displacement and resilience through the experiences of convicts, migrants, and Aboriginal peoples.

Stage 4   |  Archaeology Underfoot

During this hands-on archaeology program, students use artefacts – including the building – to investigate the layered history of the Hyde Park Barracks and the people who lived there during the 19th century.

Accessible schools program Stages 1 to 6 |  Making Connections

Making Connections is an onsite program at the Hyde Park Barracks for primary and secondary school students with moderate to high, or complex access requirements. Developed in consultation and collaboration with experts, teachers and students.

Find out more about Sydney Living Museums Learning programs

Suitable for: 
Tertiary - Uni/TAFE
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
All Ages
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Physical Address: 
Queens Square, Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
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Phone Number: 
02 8239 2211