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Franklin House

413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
03 6344 7824
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Launceston
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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Buninyong, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The volunteers who run this national trust property were extremely friendly and helpful. In particular, Jan was very engaging and knowledgeable about the property. We also enjoyed an excellent home-cooked lunch and Devonshire tea!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

when visiting Tassie in the winter phone ahead to check opening times as they will either be closed, closed down or change the time of operating hours.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited this amazing old preserved house recently and were greeted by a lovely volunteer who gave us an overall history and then let us peruse our way around and discover a glimpse of life in the early days of Tasmania. We enjoyed a fabulous devonshire tea with a real cup of tea and homemade scones-delicous and very reasonable price.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Beautiful.... the inside is amazing and the staff very friendly. You have to try the cafe, Devonshire tea was delicious and melts in your mouth, proper pot of tea not a tea bag in sight. Fantastic!!!

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Launceston, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A lovely historic view in that Launcestons past. The tour was well done and the garden are beautiful!

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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