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Franklin House

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Address: 413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6344 7824
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Quaint house

Beautiful property well restored in a quaint setting. Informative information given at the beginning and peaceful outdoor setting with beautiful gardens.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Beautiful property well restored in a quaint setting. Informative information given at the beginning and peaceful outdoor setting with beautiful gardens.

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Richmond North Yorkshire
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57 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

It is ten years since we last visited... We enjoyed our visit today hugely! The garden was in superb condition ... A magnificent testimony to the volunteers! The house was immensely interesting ... Greatly enhanced by the delightful, friendly knowledgeable guides... We had a highly informative visit... It is good to see that the ANT... Unlike their British counterparts encourage... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had a very interesting visit to Franklin House. It was good to see how our forefathers lived and quite surprising to see the fairly sparse living conditions. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us lots of information about the various furnishings, nicknacks etc in the house. The kitchen was very interesting with lots of "up to the minute"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you're interested in Australian history, then a visit to Franklin House is a must. It has been beautifully restored and really gives you a sense of early European life in Van Dieman's Land. If you're from the UK or Europe, you may find the experience underwhelming as it's certainly not of the standard of one of the stately old... More 

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Sunbury, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautiful home full of history. A must see. Beautiful gardens and lovely building.Not far from town.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The tour guide was well versed, could answer all the question the children asked and even gave extra information, There are many old houses in the north of Tasmania, we have visited a few, this one was children friendly, but under supervion understandable. The class room talk was great.

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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I took my mother to see a show while we were visiting and she really loved the place from the moment we saw the gardens full of ducks in a glowing sunset. Despite her mobility issues, she had no trouble getting around the club and wanted to return.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Franklin House has an amazing history and the building is in beautiful condition. The gardens are lovingly maintained by volunteers. A great place to learn about some Launceston history as the volunteers are so knowledgeable about the houses history as well as the surrounding districts..

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This house had some great history and volunteer was very helpful. But I found the house lacked personality and it was difficult to get a sense that anyone had actually lived there.

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George Town, Tasmania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great place to visit - absolutely loved it. Very friendly staff who seemed very passionate about their job

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