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Franklin House

413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
+61 3 6344 7824
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413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
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+61 3 6344 7824
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"national trust"
in 9 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful historical building"
in 2 reviews
"raspberry jam"
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"historical past"
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"school groups"
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"steeped in history"
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"scones"
in 3 reviews
"great guide"
in 2 reviews
"afternoon tea"
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"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"church"
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"ancestors"
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"era"
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"tearoom"
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"heritage"
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"furniture"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank cheviecat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank MissJane3539
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Robby G C
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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

Thank thegfgf
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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.

3  Thank Steve W
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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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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Franklin House was a former school and the guides give you a basic rundown of what it had been like and the schoolroom has been restored. The National Trust volunteers are wonderful and happily chat away to you, there's a Tearoom with the traditional tea...More

Thank Mathilda J
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