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Franklin House

413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
03 6344 7824
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Launceston
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Feb 28, 2014
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The National Trust of Australia has done a great job preserving a lovely, tranquil house just on the out skirts of Launceston telling the story of the house and the people who have lived there. It is worth a detour from the main highway to see this charming building.

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Darwin
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The National Trust volunteers were very well informed about the history of the house and about the families connected with it. My husband is descended from the original owner so it was interesting to visit an important piece of family as well as Tasmanian history.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We are visiting Tasmania from England and so aren't strangers to old houses and their contents. We were very impressed with the presentation, quality and depth of information and contents of this house. A very friendly gentleman volunteer also took the time to explain the history and some other interesting facts. If you are a member of the Nation Trust... More

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Sydney Australia
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49 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Franklin House is run by the National Trust and it is their volunteers who make the experience. Here the volunteer guide was friendly and informative without overloading us with too much information. The house is a fairly standard historic house, well furnished with interesting information about the former occupants. The house Is on two levels with a staircase making it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had a great visit to Franklin House. A lovely old Georgian-style house decorated and restored to the 19th century. An intriguing history as a school for boys and an interesting upstairs hall that can be divided into three rooms. The gardens in the rear are lovely - a great spot to enjoy a Devonshire tea as we did. Highly... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

As a young couple we visited franklin house on our way to the airport after 10 days exploring tassie. We loved the collection of antiques & the highly informative volunteers. The buildings (including cobbled stables) were so well preserved with the support of volunteers (including their fundraising sausage sizzles @ buntings!) The gardens splendid & showed what the love and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Glorious gardens to wander around when it's a lovely sunny day. Great activity for the kids. The home itself is in lovely condition and is interesting to walk around and read the information (if you're into that kind of thing). Appreciate that the Trust must have an enormous job to maintain this and other buildings, but think $10 entry is... More

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Great Knowley England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The house is maintained by the National Trust and is in very good condition. Among the highlights are a chest belonging to King Charles II, a sewing machine from 1850, some nice paintings and a re-constructed class-room. In the grounds are 5 old milestones from the road between Hobart and Launceston. The kitchen and the stables are also of interest.... More

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Toukley, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

WE where killing time between check ins and thought we would go for a drive, we stopped at Franklin house and decided to have a wander. Entry was $10, the lady that greeted was was very friendly and informative however it was very disappointing to know that only 2 rooms in the house where original and that all the furniture... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Despite a surfeit of historic houses during our stay in Tasmania, I felt that Franklin House was well worth the visit. As a bridge player I found the card table set up with old playing cards was interesting. I hadn't realised that playing cards in the early 1800s were different from the ones we use today. The house had a... More

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