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Markree House Museum & Garden

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Address: 145 Hampden Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Wonderful window on unaltered Art Deco house

Amazing house left as it was built, lived in by one owner and complete with original furniture. Easy to walk to from town. Guided tours inexpensive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
Ann O
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Hobart
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who appreciates Arts and Crafts design will love visiting Markree House. My daughter and I were lucky enough to have a personal tour with Philippa who shared her knowledge and insights about the house and the family's history in a wonderfully down-to-earth yet passionate way. As a local to Hobart I enjoyed the opportunity to see a glimpse of... More 

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Thank EBeeTas
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you get an opportunity to visit here it is well worth the experience. It is a snap shot of how people lived. Reminded me very much of my childhood. Everything is in its original condition.

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Thank Susan0438
Tasmania, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Markree House tends to only be open on special occasions. I had been told the interior was a sight to see as it had been left as it was given to TMAG, and was in original condition. As it turns out the bare bones of the house itself are beautiful but the contents are sparse, the displays a bit dull... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A rare chance to explore a stylish and significant example of a 1920s house from the arts and crafts movement. A terrific tour showing rooms and authentic objects and furniture of the original owners. A beautiful garden with old roses and plants right next to the city centre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

It's a good example of the 19 twenties architecture sound staff friendly I'm going to answer all your questions some very interesting items suggest it would be a good place to take young children the Gardens around the house I will kept

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Thank Peter S
Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Visiting Markree House in Hobart was a fantastic experience. It is a fine example of arts and crafts architecture and landscaping and contains its original 1910-20s furnishings and fittings. Henry Baldwin, who lived there from 1919-2007 and barely changed a thing from the time his parents built the house, bequeathed it to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). It... More 

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Hobart
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Amazing house left as it was built, lived in by one owner and complete with original furniture. Easy to walk to from town. Guided tours inexpensive.

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Thank Ann O
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Markree House Museum and Garden is open by appointment only. We chanced a visit as we were also going to see Narryna Heritage Museum and were very lucky to arrive just as a tour was starting. The gardens are well developed and still have many of the old trees and plants. The house was amazing, built by Bernard Walker for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

This unusual 1920s house has all it's original furniture and gardens. An informative guided tour is available by prior arrangement with TMAG.

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Thank worldcitizen16
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

After being unsure whether to bother visiting on a recent trip to Hobart we were very glad we did. The guide was a wealth of knowledge and the house was a fantastic example of the Arts and Crafts era. Even my 13 year old found plenty to keep him interested!

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