Markree House Museum & Garden

Markree House Museum & Garden

Markree House Museum & Garden
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  • Amazing manatee
    6 contributions
    An intimate and unique experience
    It is unusual to see a historic house with such strong art and craft movement theme. Having the house preserved as how the family left it provided a sense of intimacy and integrity. The story behind the family was a history chapter of its own. Friendly staff and insightful information card for a self-guided tour. Garden was a delight.
    Written October 14, 2022
  • lady5000
    Sydney, Australia509 contributions
    Wonderful small museum.
    I'm interested in history in general and the English Arts & Crafts movement as well so I found this little museum a real gem as you are stepping back in time. Henry Baldwin lived here with his parents and then until he died in 2007. The house is in original 1926 condition except the bathroom. The family had kept so much memorabilia going back almost 200 years in excellent condition, it's amazing.
    Traveled solo
    Written March 20, 2021
  • Mike S
    Hobart, Australia372 contributions
    An Arts and Crafts gem in Hobart
    This is a real gem - the chance to see inside a house built in 1926 in the Arts & Crafts style. The furnishings in half the rooms are those from the owners of the house and this shows the lifestyle of the Baldwin family who had the house built as their family home. One of the rooms is the nursery and the display there includes many of Henry Baldwin’s toys including a railway set and everyone visiting Markree would just love to get down on the floor and play. It brings back great memories of days past. There are also displays of ceramics, wooden carved furniture and silverware of the period. I also enjoyed the garden. I expect it would be even better when all the roses are in bloom but I’ll come back to see them in future. There is a great little shop which has a good selection of books and also replica toys for sale. The only downside is that to get a tour of this great place you need to phone the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery on (03) 6211 4177 to book a guided tour. These are available Tuesday to Saturday and it is certainly worth the trouble. Further to Andrew’s comments, there is now a Hobart Museum Pass which gives entry to four of Hobart’s top museums - Markree House Museum and Garden, Cascades Female Factory, Narryna Heritage Museum and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2012
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Rebecca M
Cobaw17 contributions
Feb 2014 • Friends
I can't comment on whether this attraction is actually worth going to or not as we were disappointed to find upon arrival that you have to book to go there. There was a very unwelcoming sign on the gate saying that it is open by appointment only, which is contrary to the information on the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery website which says it's open every day between 10 and 5. Perhaps I'll book next time and update my rating to something higher.
Written February 22, 2014
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AussiejackAustralia
Australia3 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
Visiting Markree House in Hobart was a fantastic experience. It is a fine example of arts and crafts architecture and landscaping and contains its original 1910-20s furnishings and fittings. Henry Baldwin, who lived there from 1919-2007 and barely changed a thing from the time his parents built the house, bequeathed it to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). It was simple to arrange a $10 one and a half hour tour through the TMAG, and my interstate visitor and I had the place to ourselves as well as our own expert guide whose knowledge and commitment were outstanding. I can't recommend a visit highly enough. I am going to insist that all my friends do the same as I think they will be amazed to discover this hidden treasure only a couple of blocks from the centre of town.
Written April 20, 2016
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Heather48
Hobart, Australia65 contributions
Apr 2014 • Solo
This home is a beautiful example of the Arts and Crafts movement. Built in 1920 this home still retains a lot of the original furniture and fittings. Wonderful history told expertly by my guide, Eagle. Eagle and Donna are very generous with their time and knowledge of this wonderful old home. With it's original garden, this home is a lovely escape in the middle of beautiful Hobart.
Written April 20, 2014
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Jen Manison
Hobart, Australia147 contributions
Nov 2018
I had a delightful few hours here, learning about the history and heritage of the place. The person I spoke to was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, with a wealth of facts and engaging stories. Best of all was the lovely garden, a Haven of beauty and tranquility. One of the best visits in Hobart.
Written August 19, 2019
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glutenfreegirl2016
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
If you visit Narryna Historic House in Battery Point you can get a double ticket to also visit this home further up the hill in Hampden Road. It's not open as often and it's taken us two trips to Hobart to finally get there but so very glad we did! Unlike Narryna which is very much a museum piece, this home was lived in until 2007, when the last descendant of the family who built the house passed away and left it to TMAG. It's an astonishingly "liveable" home and looks like the occupants have just popped out for a minute. The artefacts and furnishings are all wonderful representations of the Arts and Crafts Movement and all look so well made, including some made by the wife of the original owner. Whilst the garden is now a little overgrown you can still see the shape of what must have been a delightful place for sitting and contemplating. This home made us feel very welcome and we have the distinct impression its residents must have been very contented here.
Written February 8, 2018
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Freya_Rose_Reviews
Tasmania, Australia11 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
Markree House tends to only be open on special occasions. I had been told the interior was a sight to see as it had been left as it was given to TMAG, and was in original condition. As it turns out the bare bones of the house itself are beautiful but the contents are sparse, the displays a bit dull and the garden - which could be amazing - needs some love.
Written August 31, 2016
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Tasrod
Hobart, Australia93 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
A rare chance to explore a stylish and significant example of a 1920s house from the arts and crafts movement. A terrific tour showing rooms and authentic objects and furniture of the original owners. A beautiful garden with old roses and plants right next to the city centre.
Written August 5, 2016
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Oldersister12
Hamilton, New Zealand68 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
Markree House Museum and Garden is open by appointment only. We chanced a visit as we were also going to see Narryna Heritage Museum and were very lucky to arrive just as a tour was starting. The gardens are well developed and still have many of the old trees and plants. The house was amazing, built by Bernard Walker for Cecil and Ruth Baldwin. It contains much of it's original furniture, portraits and family heirlooms. Our guide was very passionate and had a great wealth of knowledge explaining the history of the house and family. The curved ceilings were unique. Henry was their only child, a quiet and reserved man and his Hornby train set was still set up. Many of his childhood toys and books were on display. Henry Baldwin bequest the house to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Well worth a visit. Also you can get a discount if you visit Narryna as well. We caught the Red Decker bus. The driver was very helpful giving us directions. Get off at St George's Church , stop F
Written January 29, 2016
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PetitChoux-Fleur
Greater Adelaide, Australia8 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
After being unsure whether to bother visiting on a recent trip to Hobart we were very glad we did. The guide was a wealth of knowledge and the house was a fantastic example of the Arts and Crafts era. Even my 13 year old found plenty to keep him interested!
Written December 30, 2014
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Norman T
Leukerbad, Switzerland19 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This house is fairly accurate to label, but the garden needs some TLC. Quite interesting design features and Scott from the Museum is a knowledgeable guide. Walking distance from the centre of Hobart.
Written September 21, 2014
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