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Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Sydney, Australia

Sydney is Australia’s largest city. It is home to the world’s largest natural harbor and many iconic Australian landmarks. For anyone fascinated with Australia’s origins and its convict history, then the Hyde Park Barracks Museum is not to be missed. 

The Barracks housed 15,000 convicts between 1819 and 1848. Today, you can take a look at their stories, see how they lived, what they endured and what skills they learned. Wander the halls observing the displays detailing the lives the men endured, And on the top floor, you can have a rest in a convict hammock!

The Hyde Park Barracks is a fantastic example of the process of convict transportation in Australia. The Barracks are also a UNESCO World heritage site, along with 10 other sites in Australia related to the large-scale convict transportation. 

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