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Victoria Barracks

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Still in Military use.

Victoria Barracks is still utilised as a military establishment. It is very well maintained, as it... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Andrew M
Sydney, Australia
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Back into History

My long term mate is a retired Colonel and still rather Military. He mentioned that there was a... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
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10 May 2018
“Still in Military use.”
26 Nov 2016
“Boring and waste of time”
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Oxford St., Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Victoria Barracks is still utilised as a military establishment. It is very well maintained, as it should, being a heritage listed site. Unfortunately the visitor will need a pass to get in, or see if there is an open day.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 27 November 2016

It's not actually a museum, and it doesn't open all the time, it has some displays and do run some events, but events are rare. Displays, events are boring in the first place.... One thing , hard to find a car park, and the bus...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 30 April 2016

My long term mate is a retired Colonel and still rather Military. He mentioned that there was a good chef at the Barracks and would I like to join him for a curry lunch. Not haven been inside I promptly accepted. One needs to firstly...More

1  Thank poppyboss
Reviewed 9 January 2016

The Australian Army's Victoria Barracks in Sydney is a direct working link back to the earliest days of the settlement of Australia and the establishment of the colony of New South Wales. It is a magnificent Regency-style building built of Hawkesbury sandstone by convicts between...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Victoria Barracks is a short bus ride from the centre of Sydney. Every Thursday at 10 am a dedicated band of guides who are all retired servicemen will take you on a tour of the buildings which are open to the public. This is still...More

2  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Yeah so European settlement here was just 230 years ago so don't expect history like Europe & the UK. This place was a working garrison/barracks more that a century ago but no more. These days it's basically offices in a mix of heritage building and...More

1  Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I met my husband here 52 years ago and hadn't been back. It was great to see that the place was still being used as a secure venue, and to see the chapel and museum which weren't there in the early 60s. (Maybe the chapel...More

1  Thank Diedre_11
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I visit Victoria Barrack as part of my training. That place is beautiful.. All its 18th century historical buildings are well preserve.

1  Thank Wisnu D
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Available Thursday's from 10am to 1pm is the opportunity to get behind the scenes on a free guided tour of the Barracks and entry into the NSW Army Museum. Guided by a retired Army vet you get the full story of the 175 year history...More

4  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 May 2013

This is the largest barracks in the southern hemisphere and has been continually occupied since 1840. You can visit on Thursday from 10:00 to 1:00. The guides are older, retired military gentlemen and will give you an individual tour at no charge. The barracks are...More

9  Thank jimandcarolstravels
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