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Victoria Barracks

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A small military museum

This was open by appointment and the guide took us through and showed us the old brig from early... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Giffoni
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Sydney
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
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Sydney, Australia
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Oxford St., Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
Paddington
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 April 2013

My partner is a student at the UNSW campus across the street, and we always look over the tall sandstone walls wondering what is in there. They are only open on Thursday mornings, and Sundays by appointment, so I took the opportunity of an open...More

13  Thank kmt8
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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
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

This was open by appointment and the guide took us through and showed us the old brig from early settlement days. This was always an Army barracks and still is. Be sure to call and see when

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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
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