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Franklin House

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Wonderful historic house

The volunteers welcomed us warmly and talked about the history of the house. The National Trust... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
A must see!

We had totally underestimated how long we could spend at this beautiful historic house. We were... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Wingham, Australia
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413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
+61 3 6344 7824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteers welcomed us warmly and talked about the history of the house. The National Trust are doing the best they can in keeping this house well maintained and trying to fix any problems that arise with such an old building. Due to the weather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

We had totally underestimated how long we could spend at this beautiful historic house. We were welcomed by passionate and informative guides who explained the house’s history before we explored the delightful gardens. Our teenage daughter was kept busy with a garden bucket quiz. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Like other recent reviewers we were impressed in equal measure by this lovely house & its contents, and the marvellous volunteer who not only provided an excellent introduction but was also happy to chat. While other than one painting there is nothing in the house...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Beautifully preserved Victorian gentleman's house, (1838) with lots of amazing historic furniture and well presented and fascinating historical information. A real gem of a place. Wonderful, passionate and helpful volunteer staff. Gorgeous Victorian style gardens. A really exceptional National Trust property, making us proud to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gregory D
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

This afternoon my partner and I visited Franklin House. It was a wonderful experience made even more memorable by the exceptional service given by the staff {volunteers?}. We have visited several places in recent months and the friendly service and wonderful Devonshire Tea was exemplary....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Fabulous insight into the history of the area. It showed how a could make good and become quite wealthy with resourcefulness and hard work. Showed the hardships that colonial people suffered in the early days of the settlement. It was great to see the gardens...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alan M
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We loved touring through this house. Lots of interesting artefacts and easy to read history. Peaceful and beautiful gardens and very different to the colonial houses around the Hawkesbury where we are from.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol R
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Well worth visiting. Having visited Clarendon House, and learning there was a connection between the 2, we had to visit. Very interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Step back in time when visiting the house and garden at Franklin House, and don't forget to order tea and scones from the cute little cafe, run by local volunteers, tucked away inside this house.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MayYvonne
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This house holds many treasures from the past all original pieces.Many interesting readings on life in the past.

Date of experience: August 2018
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