Cover of booklet showing brick barracks building.
Families visiting the Hyde Park Barracks and the Museum of Sydney can adventure through time with our new kids’ trails, with fun activities to complete and facts to uncover. 

At the Hyde Park Barracks, our family audio guide tells the site’s fascinating story through the experiences of the convicts and immigrants who stayed there. Kids are prompted to listen for clues and complete engaging activities as they move through the museum, such as spotting the desiccated rats (gruesome!) and drawing their own convict tattoo.

At the Museum of Sydney, kids can follow Sami the intrepid explorer to uncover stories from the site of Australia’s first Government House. They will discover the archaeology underfoot, ‘measure up’ to see how they would fit below deck on a First Fleet ship, and learn local Gadigal words.

The trails are suitable for children aged 5–12 years and are included in general admission. (Members receive free entry.)

Find out more on our Children & Family page.