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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 5 days ago

A great historic journey through the Bond Store and associated area of the Tasmanian Museum. Colin is a very talented performer delivering a most entertaining and informative presentation whilst portraying four colonial characters. A worthwhile experience and strongly recommended to both tourists and locals.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank missOrganized
184ColinD, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unexpected informative tour introducing the early history of Hobart's earliest buildings by a clever and entertaining group of characters. If you are looking for a unique and entertaining experience then this is it. Had a fabulous time, highly recommend taking a chance and securing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rosslynaitchison
184ColinD, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for the review rosslynaitchison. I enjoy performing the tour as much as I hope you enjoyed following it. Regards, Colin.

Reviewed 25 October 2018

I highly recommend this very informative and fun tour, lots of interesting facts and terrific characters....it has given me an appetite to delve deeper into Tasmanias/Hobarts past. Colin is very professional and informative....I had a great time....you will too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thanks Lorraine B

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

If you're looking to be entertained for just over an hour this is perfect. Colin takes you back to the very beginning of Hobart town and in character tells you what it was really like. This tour is informative, and very very entertaining. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed Settlement Secrets. For people who love history this is the tour for you. Hobarts past comes to life with characters from convicts to all walks of life. Our multi-talented linguistic British/Australian guide led us round museum buildings and the surrounding street area. Comical,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 27 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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ILoveDingoes
7 May 2018|
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Response from 184ColinD | 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 184ColinD | 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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