The Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney is a heritage-listed former barracks, hospital, convict accommodation, mint and courthouse and now museum and cafe located at Macquarie Street in the Sydney central business district, in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia.
What was it like to be a convict living at Hyde Park Barracks? Who were they? What crimes had they committed? What work did they do?
During this thought-provoking program students will investigate the themes of displacement and resilience through the experiences of convicts, migrants, and Aboriginal peoples.
During this hands-on archaeology program, students use artefacts – including the building – to investigate the layered history of the Hyde Park Barracks and the people who lived there during the 19th century.