Discover the stories of the Hyde Park Barracks through a self-guided immersive experience that will feel like stepping back in time.
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.
Using our groundbreaking interactive audio technology, you’ll follow in the footsteps of real people whose lives were touched by this place – male convicts, immigrants and women in need, as well as the Aboriginal nations that were impacted by colonial Australia.
Sessions start every half hour and run for about 90 minutes.
Visitors will be given a sanitised iPod and headphones on arrival. If possible, you are encouraged to bring and use your own headset (standard 3.5mm jack or a lightning connector for Apple earpods required).