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Hobart Convict Penitentiary

6 Brisbane St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 0911
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Hear incredible tales of crime and punishment as you are led through the courts and tunnels to the chapel, cells and gallows of this internationally-significant convict site, owned and operated by the National Trust. Join us for Guided Day Tours running up to 4 times daily on weekdays and 2 times on weekends, and for our Ghost Tour on Monday and Friday evenings. For more information, please view our booking website: https://nationaltrusttas.rezdy.com/ Bookings recommended for Day Tours and essential for Ghost Tour. Please note that access to the site is by Guided Tour Only and our doors open 15 minutes prior to the first tour.
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Hours Today: 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6 Brisbane St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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+61 3 6231 0911
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"ghost tour"
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"solitary confinement cells"
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"national trust"
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"court room"
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"port arthur"
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"penal history"
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"great tour"
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"hour tour"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"well worth the visit"
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"his knowledge"
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"great insight"
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"small group"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be clear, we didn't travel halfway around the world (from U.S) to visit the Hobart Convict Penitentiary, but I'm glad we did. We had a few hour opening in our schedule as we were exploring the city of Hobart. So after a brew at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful tour. Angela made it an outstandingly, unmissable event. I relived it all and shuddered at the atrocities of our past.. But it needs to be known!

1  Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

guide was knowledgeable and passionate. Teenagers loved it too. Wear comfy shoes as you will go underground, up stairs and around the building.

2  Thank ChrisK2003
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this mentioned on the side of a site-seeing bus and thought it looked interesting. Showed up just in time for a tour and spent the next hour and a half being amazed by the history of the place. Our guide Roger presented everything in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this excellent hour and half tour of the Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Our guide was very knowledgeable and and kept us interested with a range of interesting and amusing tales of times past. Not a lot of the original facility remains but enough...More

1  Thank Adelaideview
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife's 3-greats grandfather, married in Suffolk, England in 1823 but transported to Van Diemen's Lane in 1832, was remarried bigamously in this chapel in 1839 so this visit held enormous significance for us. We booked online a few weeks ahead to make sure we...More

1  Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my visit. I booked online a couple of weeks in advance, to make sure I didn't miss out. Easy to walk to. Small group. Tour takes one and a half hours, some steps involved to go down to underground tunnels and holding cells,...More

Thank lesley m
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour lasting 1.5 hours. Judy was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and passionate in the convict history of the penitentiary. Worth a visit!

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Well worth a visit, tours are 1.5 hours so worked well for us to visit in the morning before flying back to Melbourne in the afternoon. We were staying in the Ibis on Macquarie St and it was an easy walk from here via the...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

As locals we had often passed by but not gone in. We are very glad we finally got round to going. Our guide Angela was absolutely first class, informative with a great sense of humour. We would absolutely recommend a visit.

1  Thank fullersm55
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lynjacobs54
November 4, 2017|
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Response from ChandraAltoff | Property representative |
Hi Lyn, Are you after one of our Day Tours or our Ghost Tour? Our Ghost Tour is run by a third party and can run tours outside of Monday and Friday evenings for large groups of 15+ people, but unfortunately would... More
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October 12, 2017|
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Response from ChandraAltoff | Property representative |
Hi there, Unfortunately our Ghost Tours are available for those aged 15+, as the stories told are quite ghoulish. We do have our regular Day Tours, which would be suitable for your children. For more information you can... More
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september1961
February 20, 2016|
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