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Old Hobart Town Model Village

Address: Bridge Street, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 2004, Australia
Phone Number: 61 0 3 6260 2502
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85%
Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Specialty Museums, Museums, Amusement Parks
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Specialty Museums, Museums, Amusement Parks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I highly recommend this attraction. The attention to detail and historical accuracy gave it a grittiness that other model villages often lack. I enjoyed reading the plaques which gave some background and explained what is now located on the sites of various parts of Old Hobart Town. I loved the details and texture in the bricks and tiles. The little... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was overpriced for what it is, would not recommend taking the children as they will be bored and for the cost it's not worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Loved this display. We spent 2 hours enjoying all that was on offer and didn't leave until we had found all 4 of the hidden items. This kept us going for some time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It had wonderful detail and it was great to see how they lived back then. It was well made. With two children it was hard to read the map and read all of the information on the boards, when all they wanted to do was look for the four things to find then get their sticker and leave.

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Lismore NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Really worth a look and the detail is amazing. Gives one a lot to think about in terms of life in early Hobart town.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fascinating to experience the layout and lifestyle of early Hobart settlers and compare it to the current city and remnants of early buildings. Definitely worth the entry fee given the amount of research and modelling work that went into development of this attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

A very great laid out and accurate miniture display of Hobart town back in the settlement days, the models display wit, humour and some quirkiness within and around the display as well, we had a ball and definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A quaint little model village of old Hobart. Definitely a must-see. Loads of fun for people of all ages. The only negative was the entrance fee. It seemed a bit high for the size of the village. We took our time and read every feature, and we were done in half an hour. The gift shop was lovely, but again,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Checked this out during our walk around Richmond. Our group of three thought that it was very nicely set out and obviously had taken a lot of hard work to create and maintain. We weren't concerned about the entry fee because we feel that it is necessary to keep such a tourist attraction viable. We particularly liked the photos of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We saw brochures on the model village all over the place so when we visited Richmond in Dec 2013 we visited. I was very dissapointed. The village itself is in a small garden of around 300 to 400 square metres. It takes about 10 minutes to see everything (which makes the $14 entry a bit steep). What is really dissapointing... More 

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