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Hyde Park Barracks

The Hyde Park Barracks is an historic building situated in the heart of Sydney, Australia. This building is unique because it was designed by convict architect Francis Greenway in 1818 as a place to house male convicts. The Hyde Park Barracks is listed as a World Heritage Site as it is one of the best examples of how Europeans expanded their colonial powers through the use of convict labour. The Hyde Park Barracks closed in 1848 after being Sydney’s principal lodging place for male criminals. Now the building is a public museum dedicated to exploring this part of Sydney’s history.

  • Visit the public museum at Hyde Park Barracks for an idea of what day-to-day life was like for convicts in Sydney during the 19th century.
  • Pay a visit to the Irish Famine Memorial whilst at the Hyde Park Barracks for a sobering reminder of how tough life was for prisoners, many of whom died of starvation.
  • Visit Sydney in late November or December when the Hyde Park Barracks are lit up for the Macquarie Night Lights, a beautiful display that that transforms the building into a colourful spectrum of light.

Sydney features a great system of public transportation that makes it easy to get around the city. The easiest way to get to the Hyde Park Barracks is to take the City Circle train line and get off at the St. James station that is just a short walk away. Those taking the Eastern Suburbs train line can get off at the Martin Place station, about ten minutes away on foot. Those with private cars should probably leave them at home, as there is no public parking at the Hyde Park Barracks.

Hotels near Hyde Park Barracks

234 hotels near Hyde Park Barracks

1 Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

5 stars
4.5 / 5 93 reviews

11 Jamison Street Map

Suitable for business or holiday trips, Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney offers boutique accommodations with luxurious comforts in Sydney CBD. This lavish hotel places corporate travellers within easy... More

2 Mantra 2 Bond Street Sydney

4 stars
4.3 / 5 60 reviews

cnr George & Bond Streets Map

Stylish and sophisticated, Mantra 2 Bond Street Sydney Hotel offers discerning travellers an ideal base with chic accommodations and central location in the heart of vibrant Sydney. This hotel is... More

3 Mantra On Kent Sydney

4 stars
4.5 / 5 34 reviews

433 Kent Street Map

Offering stylish comfort and functionality, Mantra On Kent Sydney makes for an ideal base for travellers while in cosmopolitan Sydney. Tourist at this sophisticated hotel can find easy access to... More

4 Sheraton on the Park

5 stars
4.8 / 5 250 reviews

161 Elizabeth Street Map

With luxurious accommodations that open to scenic and calming views of the lush Hyde Park, Sheraton On The Park makes for an ideal urban retreat for chic travellers visiting the bustling Australia... More

5 The Westin Sydney

5 stars
4.7 / 5 99 reviews

1 Martin Place Map

Boasting elegant grandeur and top-notch accommodations in a central location, The Westin Sydney Hotel makes for an ideal retreat in downtown Sydney. This luxury hotel is a great starting point for... More

6 BreakFree On George Sydney

4 stars
4.2 / 5 119 reviews

653 George Street Map

Business and leisure travellers looking for an ideal base with stylish accommodations and central location can stay at BreakFree On George Sydney. This chic hotel in Sydney places visitors within... More

7 Seasons Darling Harbour Sydney

4 stars
3.8 / 5 35 reviews

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Featuring centrally located elegant accommodations, Seasons Darling Harbour Sydney makes for a suitable base for travellers visiting the city. While on a Sydney holiday, tourists can interact with... More

8 Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney

4 stars
4.6 / 5 133 reviews

511 Kent Street Map

Featuring stylish accommodations and central location, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney makes for an ideal base for corporate and leisure travellers on a short- or long-term visit to Sydney. This... More

9 PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

4 stars
4.2 / 5 116 reviews

150 Day Street Map

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney invites holidaymakers to elegant accommodations in the city centre, just a walk away to key landmarks and attractions. Vacationers learn the beginnings of Sydney... More

10 Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

5 stars
4.6 / 5 91 reviews

176 Cumberland Street Map

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney provides excellent lodging in the historic Rocks district. The hotel is within walking distance to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Sydney, two of the city's... More