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Address: 413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6344 7824
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School excursion

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Launceston, Australia
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was a fantastic place to visit with my mother and the whole place is steeped in history and a fantastic history lesson and the ladies who volunteered there were very helpful and stopped and talked with us for at least an hour and it was amazing to learn about the history of the place thank you Pam.

Thank Kerris A
Youngtown, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was great learning about how and when it was built and the alleged ghost. Also that it was one of the first schools.

Thank skippy1404
Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I played croquet. pretty fun stuff. I also saw a bird on a branch. It was pretty. would've loved a cuppa. probably could've got a cuppa.

Thank meavecampbell16
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Was on the way from airport to the city. Plenty of parking and ground floor was accessible. Interesting story attached to house

Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Called in by chance and we were greeted at the door by a friendly lady wiling to tell us about the history of Franklin House. A self tour but very interesting. Nice afternoon tea served.

Thank MaggieMay5678
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This house is a relatively simple dwelling compared to Clarendon which is only 20 minutes away. its charm lies in the fact that it is convict built. If time is short I recommend visiting Clarendon as its size, scope, situation is more interesting...not much really to see here.

Thank MargaretPowell
Perth, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Our walk around this property was very enjoyable. The volunteer lady who greeted us at the door was very knowledgeable and gave us a rundown of the history of the property before we commenced our tour. The furniture and exhibits were all interesting although they were not originally in the house. The grounds are well kept and we all thought... More 

Thank tricky111

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