Projects funded at Museum of Sydney and Hyde Park Barracks


The Hyde Park Barracks Museum and the site of the first Government House at the Museum of Sydney were successful in securing grants in this year’s Protecting National Historic Sites program.

The Commonwealth Government has approved a total of over $4.4 million in funding for 25 projects to help protect, manage and conserve historic sites on the National Heritage List.

The $250,000 in funding awarded to the barracks will enable the design and development of interpretive tools to deliver a greatly enhanced multi-sensory experience for visitors with disabilities as well as special education resources to improve intellectual access for children with hearing and vision impairment.

The first Government House grant of $240,000 will support the creation of new dedicated learning and experiential facilities for schools and families and a new primary school education program that promotes greater engagement with and understanding of the site and its significance.

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks Museum renewalThursday 10 January 2019

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum will close on 29 January 2019 for a major renewal project that will transform the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site into a world-leading heritage destination.

Two children running in garden in front of two storey farmstead building.

School holidays

Summer 2019: school holiday opening hoursTuesday 27 November 2018


When Dickens comes to dinnerMonday 7 January 2019

Hyde Park Barracks

Time stands still at Hyde Park BarracksSunday 23 December 2018

Time is standing still for a while at Hyde Park Barracks, as we’ve allowed the turret clock to wind down for a much needed rest.

Cropped image of street photo shot of two young women.

Museum of Sydney

ABC: street photography exhibit celebrates everyday styleFriday 21 December 2018