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Narryna House & Garden offers a delightful retreat from the modern world. Step back into a 19th century, enjoy the old fashioned charm and take in the lovely spring garden. Why not bring a picnic? Australia's first folk museum (opened 1957) offers...more
For a history of the early days of Hobart, Narryna gives you a taste of how a wealthy family once lived. The former home of the Haigh family, it tells a tale of upstairs and downstairs - of the convicts working there and the life...More
We were passing by and saw the beautiful garden out the front and sign for an exhibition and stopped to have a look.
At first I baulked at paying money to look in a historic house (aren't they owned by the government we pay taxes...More
Narryna is well worth a visit. It's interesting to see the furniture, clothes, ornaments etc of the time and to get a better understanding of what life was like. Also interesting to see how the owners lived compared to their servants.
Well laid out and easy to see house - maximises the history of the house to create a display space as well.
The huon pine bedroom is a must for wood lovers - amazing furniture that glows with the honeyed hews of that special wood....More
We stumbled upon this house while walking from the Army Museum into Battery Point. The house built 1837-40 went through a number of owners before becoming a museum in 1955. There are three floors and a couple out buildings. Furnishings are from Tasmania in the...More
We stumbled upon this place whilst exploring Hobart’s beautiful historic district. The staff member who spoke to us was welcoming and friendly and took time to tell us a little about the history of the place before we explored the house under our own steam....More
This historical house provided a window into two lifestyles: that of the wealthy owners and that of the servants. On the grand side: fancy wallpapers, decorative arts under glass domes, paintings, abundant nursery. The workaday: laundry tools, kitchen, a dormitory for female convict servants. Also...More
Narryna is a beautifully restored home and laid out so you can get an idea of what it looked like back in the day. If you are in to history and ow people lived then I recommend going in and walking around, you wont be...More