Convict Work at the Barracks

Key Information

Cost (GST free)
$65 per class, discounts available for multiple concurrent classes
Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions
Session Offered
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Maximum Students
30 per session
Supervision ratios

At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times.

Additional Visitor Costs

No charge.

About the program

In this new virtual excursion, your Stage 2 class will connect live with a museum educator and learn about how convicts lived and worked at the Hyde Park Barracks in the early 19th century. 

Students will examine a range of historical sources, including the World Heritage-listed building, and investigate some of the work done by the male convicts who lived at the Hyde Park Barracks. Students will see how the bricks from which the Barracks was built were made by hand; and find clues left behind by convict brick makers. 

Post-excursion in-class activity

Extend your virtual excursion with this in-class activity: Draw a convict from an Indent

Curriculum links

Stage 2 History 

First Contacts:

HT2-4 Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
HT2-5 Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication


Analysis and Use of Sources; Empathetic Understanding; Perspectives and Interpretations


Continuity and Change; Empathetic Understanding; Significance


School bookings

To book a Virtual Excursion program for your school class, please contact:

SLM Bookings at +61 2 8239 2211
or email

    Home-school bookings

    Special sessions are reserved for home-schooled students in 2021:

    Tuesday 2 March 2021 - 10:30am 
    Wednesday 9 June 2021 - 11:30am
    September 9 2021 - 2pm
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 -1pm

    Bookings are now open for these home-school sessions. Cost: $10 per student per session.