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Address: 413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6344 7824
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Lovely Heritage Building

The volunteer staff were knowledge and friendly and were passionate in their endeavour to look after this treasure. There is a heritage vegetable garden in the garden to supply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Pepi G
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The volunteer staff were knowledge and friendly and were passionate in their endeavour to look after this treasure. There is a heritage vegetable garden in the garden to supply the on site cafe. Very interesting history and beautiful antique furniture. Well worth a visit when in Launceston

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Thank Pepi G
Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you enjoy stepping back in time Franklin House is a must. This very well preserved Old grand house is a beautifully presented and has a very warm feeling

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Thank jillnind50
Launceston, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a champagne breakfast before stepping into the history of this lovely old house. Very well maintained and plenty to look at. I visited Franklin House with my art group and had a wonderful day in the garden and moving through the room sketching all the old relics on view (not my fellow artists)

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Thank Jenni L
Hadspen, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The signage does not make it clear that there is a tea room that you can visit even if not doing a paid tour of the house. We took a punt and rang the bell and were escorted to an old fahioned tea room in the historic house. Whilst it was obviously run by two volunteers they were very helpful... More 

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2 Thank Simon P
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This house is only about 15 minutes drive from the centre of Launceston. It is very well preserved and the volunteers are very knowledgeable and take great pride in the house. The house is very tastefully decorated using original items. They standard of decoration was a lot higher than I had seen in many stately homes in the UK even!... More 

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1 Thank Mionainthedale
Townsville, Australia
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Was really keen to look at this house, it cost me $10 to get in and I did find it really interesting as I like looking at old houses. The guide just let me wander around on my own after giving me a spiel at the beginning which was good. Gardens were lovely.

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Thank Kylee_traveller
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Like everywhere in Tassie, Franklin House is staffed by very knowledgeable volunteers. You get to learn some interesting facts about the history of the property, and each room has an inventory book so you can find out about each piece on display. We loved it here.

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Thank SallyT63
Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

While walking thorough the rooms, you feel like a part of history. The tour guide gave details on history. The gardens are very beautiful. There is a small entree fee.

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Thank PCM199
Sydney, Australia
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212 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Just beautiful to see this lovely old house. The tour was very good and to be able to wander through and see the rooms was a privilege. The gardens were also great - and the gift shop had some fantastic 'hand made' items for sale. One of the highlights of the Launceston area

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Thank Jeanette M
Port Macquarie
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Greated by the lovely volunteers, history of the house well told. Leisurely wander through the house and gardens. Absolutely superb a must for all travellers to Tassle.

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