A walk through history will soon be revealed when the Hyde Park Barracks reopen on February 21st. The Hyde Park Barracks experience is a journey of Sydney's past through
more than 4000 artefacts, audio technology and immersive activations using the latest cutting-edge software. There is no textual information, it is all through audio using real people's voices and stories, it really will be a new museum experience allowing you to to imagine and live through the past of this building and life as it was then.
The Hyde Park barracks is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site right in the heart of historic Sydney. It is an extraordinary living record of early Australia and the barracks which were originally built to house convicts. The barracks have also functioned as an immigration depot, asylum, law courts and government offices and today it is a cutting-edge museum. You can learn more about the history of the barracks here.
This is an experience not to be missed and as part of Sydney Living Museums "it is not simply a walk through history, it's living it".
Each session lasts 90 minutes and can be booked on the hour and half hour. Tickets are now on sale and for a limited time only, NSW residents can enjoy a 20% discount on admission. Conditions apply.*
I really like the concept of an audio presentation. Many people find reading information boards to be difficult or boring or are embarassed if they are slow readers, feeling pressured to move on. This is surely the future of our historic places.