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Address: 413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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A wonderful walk into Tasmania's past.

Thank goodness for the foresight of those citizens of Launceston, when in 1960 they co-oped together and preserved this wonderful piece of the island;s history. The National Trust... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David L
Frankston, Australia
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Frankston, Australia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thank goodness for the foresight of those citizens of Launceston, when in 1960 they co-oped together and preserved this wonderful piece of the island;s history. The National Trust of Tasmania, must be congratulated on their diligence in preserving such a wonderful building and recreated an historic feature of this era, using only furniture etc of that period. Another must see... More 

Thank David L
Melbourne, Australia
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stop and visit when in Launceston. None of the artefacts are from the house itself but rather donations and finds used to re-stock it to make it look authentic but those that volunteer there have done a great job with it. We were there in autumn but with the volunteer activity going on in the garden,... More 

Thank Debbie T
Narooma, Australia
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222 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stepping from the car and gazing at the mellow walls of this grand house, surrounded by wonderful 180 year old oak trees in full autumn grandeur transported me around the world to some of the fine National Trust properties of England. The commitment of volunteers to this home, for which the National Trust of Tasmania was formed, is wonderful. On... More 

Thank Alan1fromOz
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very interesting with lots to see. One could also enjoy light refreshments and if sunny overlook the garden.

Thank Hammo_12
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

It was a spontaneous visit although one we will never forget ! The tour leaders were full of knowledge and very intriguing. The house has so much history and it felt as though we stepped back in time into that era ! It was absolutely fantastic !

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Launceston, Australia
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I am a registered Celebrant and have had the priviledge of conducting a wedding ceremony in this beautiful setting. The staff were remarkably friendly and helpful and it was a real pleasure to to work with them.

Thank Marston111
Youngtown, Australia
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We live local to this and the reason we went was my teenager had to do story on a Haunted House. So we went to see and was surprised to learn the history behind the house. Yes they do say that one on the bedrooms has a ghost, but we didn't see or hear anything.

Thank skippy1404
Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Our two prep/one classes went to Franklin House for our yearly excursion. The children loved learning about how people lived well over a hundred years ago. They were intrigued to know what they used and did that was different to what we use and do now. The ladies that run the day are experienced ex-teachers and have a wealth of... More 

Thank Bellaem333
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The volunteer guides at Franklin are so knowledgeable and interesting we could have talked to them all day. It's worth a visit just for the banter as well as learning about this great Georgian beauty.

Thank James D
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Jan and Pam make the visit first class,the history of the house and the enchanting gardens are so rewarding. Top the visit off with a light meal and you have created a memory not to be forgotten

Thank snozrak

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