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Be prepared for a fantastically fun convict caper
Convict Escapades. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Choose-your-own-adventure these school holidays with the popular 'Convict Escapades', an immersive experience like no other at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney.

Taking place from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th of April 2018, Convict Escapades will see families travel back to 1836 and assemble at Sydney's original convict barracks. Over 90 fun-filled minutes, families will come face-to-face with colourful convict characters as they work their way through the convict system to earn their prized 'ticket of leave'.

Expect to take orders from the nasty superintendent, meet the lovesick cook, be tricked by the convict 'magpie' in his clown-like suit, and avoid being punished by the shifty scourger.

With fascinating stories to hear, a court trial to attend, and fun jobs to do, you'll have to keep your wits about you to earn your freedom in time.

Surprises await you throughout the buildings and courtyard – be prepared for a fantastically fun convict caper!


Convict Escapades is designed for children aged 6 to 12 years and a supervising adult must be present at this event.

Bookings are essential; to secure your ticket, please click here and select your desired session (10am or 1pm daily).

Tickets are priced as follows: General $20; Family $60 (4 people); Members $15; and Member Family $45 (4 people).

For more information on this great school holiday event in Sydney and ticketing options, please visit sydneylivingmuseums.com.au


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When: 26-29 April 2018
Where: Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Cost: Adults & Children $20, Family $60
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