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Old Hobart Town Model Village

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Address: 21A Bridge Street, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
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Great Insight Into Old Hobart

This is not like Cockington Green, in Canberra, which is a made up village. This is a recreation of the real 1820's Hobart. It is small, as you would expect, but it is beautifully... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gosford, Australia
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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not like Cockington Green, in Canberra, which is a made up village. This is a recreation of the real 1820's Hobart. It is small, as you would expect, but it is beautifully executed. We stayed in Hobart a week earlier, and it was fun to try and match the old with the current. There is a laminated A3... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been wondering what life would have been like for my wife's forebears when they arrived in Hobart 1821. Being able to view a model of the village as it was in 1820's gave us a great perspective. Visiting this village would be right up any history buffs alley.

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Thank Chris J
Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quite small site with good explanations about Hobart in the 1820s. One can see how much work was put into building the historic town, but in the end it gets a bit boring. I would not take children unless they are really interested in history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a warm afternoon when we visited and gave us an insight into how Hobart may have looked many years ago during the convict era. There seemed a lot of great history here and the children were having fun searching for the miniature people who were hidden. It was interesting to read all the signposts about the history of... More 

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Thank JeanChris39
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having just been to Hobart it was great to visit the 1:16 model of early Hobart. We were presented with a laminated A3 size map which was easy to hold, read, not worry about it getting wet, and useful as a shade if you forgot your hat, as I did. Buildings still existing were coloured for ease of recognition. While... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite this being a scale model village of Hobart depicting the 1820s, I simply can’t justify the price of the experience. The whole experience took about 15 minutes which included the finding of the four objects for a naïf sticker. Don’t waste your time or money.

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Thank Leesa S
Hobart, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is about a 10- 20 min minute activity incredibly somebody very dedicated has recreated a model of Hobart city back in its historic days. Very expensive great if you are interested in that thing but I was more expecting a miniature count like you see in Canberra but it is nothing like thatAnd did not think the cost warranted... More 

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Huonville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Hobart Town is beautifully made with a great love to detail. It pays to spend some time there; the longer you stay the more details you discover and it is certainly interesting to compare the model with modern day Hobart. The host had a wealth of information to that effect. Well worth taking the time.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the first time to model village and it was an absolute delight as it reminded me of my childhood visiting the Beaconsfield model village in England (where I derailed the model train). It is a recreation of Hobart in the mid 1800's and has been cleverly laid out in the exact pattern that exists today. Don't forget to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with historical information about Hobart. Detailed and to scale, lots of work has gone into it. 15 - 30 min max though so not sure if it was worth the money.

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