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Convict Life at the Barracks Excursion

What was it like to be a convict at Hyde Park Barracks? Who were they & what crimes they committed?

  • Starts Jun 2
  • From 12 Australian dollars
  • Hyde Park Barracks: Queens Square, Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000

Available spots

Service Description

Date: Friday 2/6/23 (Week 6) Time: 12:30-2pm Participants: NOTE Parents are not permitted to attend on this tour/excursion due to limited space in the museum. They may wait outside/near by or possibly do a self-guided tour if permitted. Miss Donna & Miss Kaelih/Mr Calvin will attend with students as the educator per 10 students allowed. Price is per student. Getting there: The Hyde Park Barracks is a 5-minute walk from St James Station and a 7-minute walk from Martin Place Station. There is no public parking at the Hyde Park Barracks. Limited metered parking is available in the streets around the Royal Botanic Garden and Hyde Park. ** Using a range of historical sources, including the World Heritage-listed building, students investigate what daily life was like for the male convicts who lived at the Hyde Park Barracks. Many of these men had valuable skills and were doing important work for the government. During this program your students will: learn about experience of transportation from Britain to Australia investigate convict life in early Sydney have free time to explore new exhibits and spaces They will handle objects, try out the convict hammocks, hear personal stories and learn about the punishments convicts faced if they broke the barracks' rules. And they’ll get hands-on. After being issued with convict shirts marked with the broad arrow, they'll be put to work in a brick laying gang under the watchful eye of their overseer.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

Please read our cancellation policy on our site for all terms and conditions.

Contact Details

+61 (411) 311-451

Cranebrook NSW, Australia

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