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Franklin House

413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
03 6344 7824
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Ranked #11 of 21 Attractions in Launceston
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 15, 2014
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English first
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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Buninyong, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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