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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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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Specialty Museums, Cultural

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Hobart, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great little model village set in a lovely location. Was interesting looking at the maps/models seeing what life was like in the 1820's. The lady that served us was lovely. You get given four things to look for when looking at the models which is a concept that my 5 year old son enjoyed. It took about 30 minutes to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a lovely attraction depicting village life in Hobart in the 1820's. The model village consists of a group of individually handcrafted building and people. The maker of the village has worked hard to create a true rendition of this time. The people are very cute undertaking various activities: driving ploughs; riding horses and one man is falling off... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is very good to do- the man at the counter knew a lot and was very jovial. It is unbelievable that this is built by one man- and since it is all built after real plans and historic documents- it gives a really good idea on what Hobart looked like.

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Bunnys
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A nice place to visit. A step back in time. Old vinyl record shop, handmade jewellery and crafts shops and eateries. An old fashion lollie shop and a great bakery. ( The chocolate eclairs were really nice from the backery) Enjoy!

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is something a little bit different. The detail of this model village is very good, and with the map and some hidden items to find it was worth a visit. It is good for kids and adults.

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Wongaling Beach, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Definitely worth a visit to see this miniature model village of old Hobart town. You are given a map with detail and also a few special characters to find in the village. You can easily spend a good half hour to an hour appreciating the detail.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

See the history of the colony built in Tasmania though this quaint little model village. All the models were hand crafted and are very much detailed. They show the life style of the people who lived in the 1800's. The pint sized models are placed in the well established garden and is a pleasant stroll through. This is an attraction... More 

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Albany, Australia
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49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

So much detail in this lovely little village. Great for young & old & the chap in the gift shop was so entertaining with his story telling to entertain the younger folk. Worth a visit, with a map given & also 4 hidden models to find. Very large display & took us all about 1 hour to enjoy this handcrafted... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Taken school visits with kids ranging from seven to sixteen and they have all been engrossed for over an hour. Was really worried about the teenagers but it is a fabulous resource and totally absorbing. If you're a teacher and haven't taken your class it is a must as a resource for Tasmanian history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very different and not what you would expect. A minuture Hobart Town from the early 1800s. Set out over an area about the size of a netball court, you are able to walk through the town almost like you were there at the time. There are loads of minuture characters in various poses and situations, from drunks outside the pubs,... More 

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