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Franklin House

413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
+61 3 6344 7824
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Very Interesting

Launceston’s only historic house museum that has an interesting history. The home was built by a... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Glenn H
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A lovely National Trust property

Interesting rooms inside with the usual historical information. Also, some well kept gardens. A... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Trimley11
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413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Launceston’s only historic house museum that has an interesting history. The home was built by a convict in 1833 and then was leased by a school principal in 1842 and was established as a boys schools. The grounds are also beautiful. Don’t forget to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Interesting rooms inside with the usual historical information. Also, some well kept gardens. A great place to spend an hour or two.

Thank Trimley11
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Worth a visit if you like period houses, esp Georgian architecture and decoration. Perhaps a house tour (like at Clarendon) would have served us better to make the property come alive for us.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We were fortunate to be greeted by Joy who took time to explain the history of this great venue. It has been well maintained and the volunteers do a terrific job. The gardens were delightful and the building amazing.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

In those days of 1845, medicine was sparse and even transportation was sparse as well. However, Mr Keeler Hawkes decided to start a school. The walk from Launceston to this school was quite farl, 4 miles exactly. Students came by foot, horse or carriage. In...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for a wedding and it was absolutely stunning walking through the huge buildings and beautiful gardens

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Being a wet day was a perfect opportunity to visit some indoor attractions. Lucky find! We were greeted by a friendly volunteer who summarised the historical story of Franklin House. Great restorations and attention to detail decorating with age appropriate decor from that period of...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

A wonderful place to visit, close to Launceston. Fascinating history. The volunteer guides were so helpful and enthusiastic and made us very welcome on our Tasmanian tour of all things Franklin. We also thoroughly enjoyed a simple but tasty lunch.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We went Sunday and were the only visitors for a while In that time the two lady volunteers could not have shown any more enthusiasm ,hospitality and knowledge of the building and gardens . A wonderful visit and superb tea and shortbread !!!

Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a National Trust property which is well presented and which indicates the opportunity for prosperity for an enterprising ex-convict in the nineteenth century. The stewards in duty gave very helpful insight into the property. The garden was pleasant to stroll around.

Thank KBofLB
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