Markree House Museum & Garden

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Markree House Museum & Garden

Markree House Museum & Garden
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lady5000
Sydney, Australia503 contributions
Wonderful small museum.
Mar 2021 • Solo
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.
Written March 21, 2021
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Jen Manison
Hobart, Australia147 contributions
Battery Point gem
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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Geoff M
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Outstanding Arts & Crafts experience
Apr 2018 • Solo
An outstanding example of a wonderfully preserved arts & crafts house & garden! Also excellent staff with extensive knowledge of the house but also it's context within the broader arts & crafts movement elsewhere in Australia & the UK. Built in 1926, what makes it very special is that the large collection of artifacts are from the Baldwin family who built & lived in the house for it extire existence - the son, Henry gifted it all intact to the Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery on his death in 2007. Well worth a visit along with the nearby Georgian house Narryna, which is a great comparison to see as they are some 100 years apart.
Written May 6, 2018
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
A home from the 1926
Feb 2018 • Couples
Interested in the past, we decided to visit the Markree House & Garden. The door was closed and there was a sign to go to the garden to see the clerk.

The clerk was taking care of the garden. He immediately brought us inside this home and showed us everything we could see.

This house was built in 1926. The Makrees were quite interested in the design of their rooms.

It was interesting to see how they used to live here. This house was for opulent people. They had a family and they enjoyed their place.
Written April 13, 2018
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glutenfreegirl2016
Melbourne, Australia65 contributions
Fascinating hidden treasure
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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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
An Unusual Opportunity
Oct 2017 • Solo
I was walking back to my car from Salamanca Market and saw this was open from the sign outside. On the spur of the moment I decided to go in. It's a curious little museum about one man's life growing up here. A very interesting and beautiful 1920"s home with original family furniture including old toys belonging to the lifetime occupant. A super little gem of a find and I'm glad they've secured it for the future. It easily could have become forlorn and less than it should.
Written October 8, 2017
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Hammo_12
Melbourne, Australia70 contributions
Combine this with a visit to Narryna
Mar 2017 • Couples
Interesting to visit a home that was not colonial and understand how this perhaps unusual family lived.
Written April 5, 2017
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jimsjirj
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
Hidden Gem
Mar 2017 • Family
Went on the spur of the moment having seen the sign outside. A time capsule of one mans life growing up here. Beautiful 1920"s home with original family furniture including old toys belonging to the lifetime occupant. Garden needs some weeding but I'm sure at times it would look spectacular, just not the season we saw it in.
Written March 26, 2017
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Vicki C
West Torrens, Australia87 contributions
Absolutely loved it
Mar 2017 • Couples
This was my fave historic house. Originally built in the 1920s and lived in by the same family for all that time. The best thing is they never threw anything away so have over 4000 objects. Obviously not everything can be displayed but what is available is interesting and varied with little gems.
The garden was beautiful perhaps for the time of year we came a lot or roses and other flowers might not be in bloom but there is a water feature.
Well worth the visit and combine it with the house at narryna
Written March 18, 2017
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Esther_rtbg
Hobart, Australia2 contributions
Fascinating and beautiful.
Feb 2017 • Family
Anyone who appreciates Arts and Crafts design will love visiting Markree House. My daughter and I were lucky enough to have a personal tour with Philippa who shared her knowledge and insights about the house and the family's history in a wonderfully down-to-earth yet passionate way. As a local to Hobart I enjoyed the opportunity to see a glimpse of my hometown's past.
Written February 4, 2017
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