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Fascinating ... even for a local

Very entertaining and informative. Performer was very enthusiastic (even when my son and I were the... read more

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Ant971
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Hobart, Australia
A great way to learn some of Hobart's history

If you're interested in learning about some of Hobart's history, then Settlement Secrets is a great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Margaret C
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Hobart, Australia
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A theatrical journey amongst the first buildings of European settlement in Hobart that now form the location for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Your guide plays four different characters from Hobart's past, either men who worked in these...more
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Dunn Place | Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed today

Very entertaining and informative. Performer was very enthusiastic (even when my son and I were the only 2 in the audience) and we discovered lots of facts that we weren’t aware of (we’re Hobart locals). It’s great entertainment for all ages and I would thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in learning about some of Hobart's history, then Settlement Secrets is a great way to do it! Even as a local I found it really informative. Colin has an amazing talent for switching smoothly between characters, and uses humour to great effect...More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your feedback.

Reviewed 11 May 2018

I grew up in Hobart and I suppose that I had learned much of the history of old Hobart Town, however, what I learned on this tour was really interesting. The gifted Colin Dean brings to life a side of Hobart's history that is not...More

Thank Mike W
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thanks Mike.

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I have family in Hobart and make the trip from California every few years. This year we decided to learn some history and do this tour. Colin made Hobart history fun. Each character was well researched, historically accurate and seamlessly fit into the storyline. I...More

Thank Lyndall J
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for your review. It was a fun tour. Colin.

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent! My mother has some difficulty walking but they made sensible caring alternatives. Very informative, fun, refreshing. Have recommended it to other Hobart friends.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I grew up in Tasmania but have lived overseas and on the mainland for the past 30 years. Nonetheless, I thought I had an above average knowledge of the history of Hobart. Colin’s tour taught me things I didn’t know in a thoroughly entertaining and...More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for the review Ian.

Reviewed 31 January 2018

This was a great way to learn more about Hobart's past. Our family had an awesome entertaining and educational experience and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. I am glad I survived the tour with my boots still on :) .... Great show...More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank You for the review.

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed having a performance style history museum tour. The characters are witty representations of Hobart's past. It's better than self-guiding, good value and informative. 😊

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this tour after doing a similar one a few years ago. The story was well acted and highly entertaining. You get to visit some interesting locations without walking too far. The actor’s passion for, and knowledge of the subject was evident....More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for the review

Reviewed 3 December 2017

I spent a great morning on this tour. He made history come alive and he has a great sense of humour. It is a very clever show and I leant heaps. It was really hard to believe one man played four characters. I would thoroughly...More

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ILoveDingoes
7 May 2018|
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Response from Colin D | Property representative |
Tours are normally 11.30am and 2pm Wed Thu Fri. There are often reasons that a tour can't be delivered however so it is always advisable to check the online booking site or call me about a specific date. 0418136440... More
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september1961
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Response from Colin D | Property representative |
Thankyou for your enquiry. The tour is at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which is a 5 minute stroll from the cruise terminal. Cost is $20 per ticket.
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