“A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the heart of historic Sydney, the Hyde Park Barracks is an extraordinary living record of early colonial Australia. Originally built to house convicts, the Barracks has also served as an immigration depot, asylum, law courts and government offices. Today it is a cutting-edge museum.
Discover the stories of the Hyde Park Barracks through a self-guided immersive experience that will feel like stepping back in time.”
"Accessible versions of the self-guided experience are available.
If you require an accessible version of the self-guided experience, we recommend booking it prior to your visit by calling 02 8239 2211 during business hours or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can inquire when you arrive at the Ticketing desk. Please note that numbers of iPad devices are limited, and subject to availability."General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Online booking options
- Assistance animal welcome
- Additional equipment available on request
- Level or ramp access to front entrance
- Lift access to all levels
- Wheelchair hire available
"A mobility version of the self-guided experience is available for wheelchair users.
Wheelchairs are available for free hire. We recommend booking a wheelchair prior to your visit."
"Due to the heritage nature of the site, wheelchair users follow a continuous and consistent path through the Hyde Park Barracks
There are a number of entrances to the Hyde Park Barracks from Macquarie Street and Prince Albert Road. We recommend entering the Hyde Park Barracks via the main entrance on Macquarie Street.
There is lift access in the main Barracks building. Ramp access is provided across the site where needed to ensure a continuous and consistent path."Vision Information:
"Video magnifiers are available for free hire. We recommend booking a video magnifier prior to your visit.
We welcome assistance animals, and a water bowl is available at the rear building.
As part of the experience, there is a tactile model of the Hyde Park Barracks."Hearing accessibility features:
- Hearing loop or infrared assisted listening system
"iPads with descriptive text are available for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.
We recommend booking an iPad with descriptive text prior to your visit, as numbers of these devices are limited and they are subject to availability.
Neck loops for hearing aid with telecoil (“T” switch) are available. These are compatible with the audio device. Not suitable for visitors with pacemakers."Autism/Sensory accessibility information:
"Some rooms include bright, flickering lights and large scale projections of the ocean which may cause sensory overload, spatial disorientation or motion sickness."Other accessibility information:
For further thoughts and information, read Havewheelchairwilltravel.net's review of the museum