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Address: 413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6344 7824
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15 minute drive and Beautiful home

This is a historic home that excels in presentation. Look at the size of the lock on the front door. Lovely volunteers and a great experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Elanora, Australia
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Elanora, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a historic home that excels in presentation. Look at the size of the lock on the front door. Lovely volunteers and a great experience.

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Curlewis, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

we were given a lovely tour of the ground floor by one of the volunteers, providing us with details of the buildings past and its residents. We were left to explore upstairs and remaining aspects of the building to our selves. All rooms are period furnished and provide a great feeling of the past. We also had a Devonshire tea... More 

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

A beautifully restored and cared for home and collection, passionate volunteers, lovely Devonshire tea or homemade soup. Don't miss the stunning gardens out the back, also kept immaculate by volunteers. We also visited the church. Don't miss this. We caught a bus from Launceston city as we were holidaying without a vehicle. It was easily accessible by bus, and we... More 

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sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Franklin House is home to furnishings from a number of other houses and while not original, the national trust has done a wonderful job of furnishing it in its period. Volunteer guides are very helpful and knowledgeable. One of the best houses to see in Australia.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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310 reviews 310 reviews
64 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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