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Old Hobart Town Model Village

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Address: Bridge Street, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 2004, Australia
Phone Number: 61 0 3 6260 2502
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A fun outing

We wanted to visit just out of curiosity (and maybe stage a few funny snapchats), but quite enjoyed ourselves. It's a scale model of how Hobart was in the early 19th century... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Nicholas R
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to visit just out of curiosity (and maybe stage a few funny snapchats), but quite enjoyed ourselves. It's a scale model of how Hobart was in the early 19th century. There are lots of cheeky scenes and plenty of historical info. At $15 for adults, it's maybe a bit pricey for what it is, but I enjoyed myself... More 

Thank Nicholas R
Warwick, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The attention to detail is simply amazing. Kids loved it too. Great to be able to. Unreal to be able to compare then and now.

Thank djb242
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well done model town of old Hobart, activities made a little interesting for the kids but it is small and would spend no more than an hour there. The caretaker is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Have a look at the woodcraft shop next door for lovely locally made knick knacks.

Thank gotabugwilltravel
Wollongong, Australia
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59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully made scale model of early Hobart. We felt that it helped us understand the layout of and life in convict-era Hobart. A lot of skill has gone into making this model, and it is also fun to look at the models of the people and animals. The children visiting seemed to enjoy this (6-11 year olds,... More 

Thank AntheaFG
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice way to spend a couple of hours in Richmond. The staff were friendly and informative. It was very relaxing and you could learn some things about Hobart while looking at the little model village. The most exciting part was definitely trying to find the 4 model characters hidden around the place. A great place for a family... More 

Thank Laura P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and was great. Not really suitable for young children as they get bored but the older child found it very interesting and finding the hidden objects. Perfect for those with a passion for history as the attention to detail is fantastic.

Thank Rebecca H
Hobart, Australia
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expertly put together model of old Hobart Town which has been well maintained. For history buffs it provides an accurate model of early Hobart Town and provides a source of knowledge leading to numerous questions from the kids. The search for 4 specific items hidden within the model proved challenging not just for the kids but adults alike. Allow a... More 

Thank mikedh111
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87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is fascinating as it shows Hobart in the 1800's and you can easily see where the streets and buildings are now. The amount of work put into doing the models is astonishing in its detail. We walked round happily for half an hour and there were many children going round with their parents just as fascinated. Well worth the... More 

Thank annieisathome
Sandford, Tasmania, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a very hot day and they had the sprinklers going to cool the site down as it is set outside. We had an enjoyable hour with the relatives checking out old Hobart town.

Thank rta62786
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite expensive, but interesting. We were given an existing map of modern Hobart to compare with the Model Village which was designed from the early days and was set a challenge to find 4 specific items doted around the village (not compulsory just a bit of fun). We probably would have left half an hour earlier if it wasn't for... More 

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