Front of brick three storey building with bellcote and clock visible.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

UNESCO World Heritage-listed convict site

Located in the historic precinct of Macquarie Street, in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, this elegant 1819 building was designed by the architect Francis Greenway as accommodation for his fellow convicts.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Photo © Douglas Riley for Sydney Living Museums

Event Spaces




Barracks Courtyard with marquee 1200 350
Greenway Gallery POA POA
Silhouette Gallery N/A POA

Photo © Stephen Antonopoulos / Images for Business

Barracks Courtyard

The barracks courtyard is the ideal space to create your own private haven in the centre of the city. A marquee accommodating up to 350 guests for a banquet, or 1200 guests for a cocktail party, can be erected on the southern side of the courtyard, leaving ample space for guests to explore one of the world’s most important cultural heritage places.

The courtyard is also perfect for food and wine festivals, street fairs and farmers’ markets, where you can re-create a country laneway in the heart of the city.

 For more information please see Special Events in the Hyde Park Barracks Museum Courtyard.

Photo © Sydney Living Museums

Greenway Gallery

Located on the ground floor of the museum, this modern gallery was originally a room housing 70 convicts in hammocks. Now an exhibition area, it has been carefully and stylishly converted to create a wonderful gallery and event space, with the floor featuring an illustrated historic map of Sydney.

Hire of the Greenway Gallery is subject to availability and the requirements of the event.


Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Silhouette Gallery

Conserved and reconstructed to convey how convicts experienced life between 1819 and 1848, this room retains its original wooden floors, open fireplace and exposed ceiling beams.

Hire of the Silhouette Gallery is subject to availability and the requirements of the event.

Eat & drink

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum welcomes Gold Licensed caterers of the Restaurant & Catering Industry Association of Australia to provide food and beverage services to venue hire bookings.

Please contact our Venue Services Coordinator to discuss your food and beverage requirements on:

T +61 2 8239 2288

Photo © Penelope Beveridge for Sydney Living Museums


Venue services

Venue Services team

A dedicated member of our friendly Venue Services team at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum will work closely with you to create a successful and memorable event for your guests.

Event suppliers

We would be happy to assist you with any additional services for your event - please contact our Venue Services Coordinator for preferred suppliers.


The Hyde Park Barracks Museum is proud to offer 100% accredited GreenPower® across all its event spaces. If you would like more information on minimising your event’s carbon footprint, please contact our Venue Services Coordinator.

Complimentary WiFi

WiFi is provided for delegates and guests attending events at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

Make the most of this unique venue

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum's history and imposing facade add atmosphere to every event. Give your guests a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective with a specialised curator-led tour of the exhibitions and archaeological remains, and see what life was like for the convicts who built Sydney.

Bring the stories to life by re-creating Sydney's street life in the early 1800s with performers dressed in period costume - please speak to our Venue Services team for more details.

Location & Parking

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum is located at Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney. There is no public parking at the site, however, the Domain Car Park offers special rates and is a ten-minute walk from the barracks. Enter from St Mary’s Road.

For public transport options please go to the Visit Hyde Park Barracks Museum page.


Location of Hyde Park Barracks Museum on map

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