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Painting of Hyde Park baracks from south western courner shortly after construction with two men in front. It looks dry and there are no trees.

Hyde Park Barracks

On this day: an ‘excellent institution’ opensTuesday 4 June 2019

On Friday 4 June 1819, the Hyde Park Barracks officially went into operation.

Child in exhibition space interacting with model cars and trucks.

Education

Education partnershipWednesday 29 May 2019

A truck parked out the front of the Hyde Park Baracks with a large metal structure on board.

Hyde Park Barracks

Installing a lift in the Hyde Park BarracksFriday 24 May 2019

Installing a lift into a UNESCO World Heritage-listed building like the Hyde Park Barracks is no small task. Take a look behind the scenes at the incredible work currently being undertaken, as the team talk through some of the challenges they...

Harp of Gold event in the Caroline Simpson Library

 

Harp of Gold Friday 24 May 2019

Last month we welcomed donors and guests to the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection for Harp of Gold, a special behind-the-scenes event as part of our Sound Heritage project.

The clock at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Hyde Park Barracks

Heritage grant awarded to conserve Barracks clockMonday 13 May 2019

Sydney Living Museums is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded an Australian Heritage Grant for the conservation of the Vulliamy turret clock at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

Eat Your History
Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens
Deep Time Dreaming
Uncovering Ancient Australia
Underworld
Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
How Cities Work
By James Gulliver Hancock

 

Houses & Museums

On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
29 June 2019
A country house by the harbour
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
26 June 2019
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
26 June 2019
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
29 June 2019
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
30 June 2019
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
26 June 2019
Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
28 June 2019
A specialised research resource
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
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