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Address: 413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6344 7824
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Called in by chance and we were greeted at the door by a friendly lady wiling to tell us about the history of Franklin House. A self tour but very interesting. Nice afternoon tea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tasmania, Australia
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Tasmania, Australia
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in by chance and we were greeted at the door by a friendly lady wiling to tell us about the history of Franklin House. A self tour but very interesting. Nice afternoon tea served.

Thank MaggieMay5678
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238 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This house is a relatively simple dwelling compared to Clarendon which is only 20 minutes away. its charm lies in the fact that it is convict built. If time is short I recommend visiting Clarendon as its size, scope, situation is more interesting...not much really to see here.

Thank MargaretPowell
Perth, Australia
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128 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Our walk around this property was very enjoyable. The volunteer lady who greeted us at the door was very knowledgeable and gave us a rundown of the history of the property before we commenced our tour. The furniture and exhibits were all interesting although they were not originally in the house. The grounds are well kept and we all thought... More 

Thank tricky111
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

One of our beautiful, stunning Colonial, Georgian Historic Homes, in an outer suburb of Launceston. Full of beautiful furniture, fixtures and fittings as if the owners of the time just walked out the door and left it as it was. Amust see for history buffs and families alike. The gardens are beautiful and the morning and afternoon teas are scrumptious... More 

Thank willow17knight
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Easily one of the most impressive historic houses in Tasmania. With passionate volunteers and a building of remarkable integrity, there should be no acceptable excuse for not visiting here, either to wander around at leisure, or to enjoy one of their regular "social events". I have done both, and can recommend them without hesitation, particularly (but not exclusively) for those... More 

Thank geoffriddiford
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The volunteer ladies that run the tour and the tea room do a fantastic job. They not only have a great knowledge and understanding of the history of the property, but also of the many characters who have lived there. Our guide made the story very interesting by bringing the characters to life. They also had knowledge of other historical... More 

Thank Judith W
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

National Trust maintained house. We took about 1hr. The furnishing is interesting, the gardens are nice for a stroll too and have fruit you can pick at the right time of year (pears etc). Theres a coffee shop and toilets. You can do a guided tour or just get a basic intro and self guide. Make sure you ring the... More 

Thank oharrap
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Enjoyed talking to the volunteers who clearly have a passion for history and the house. It was great that you could walk around and touch historical pieces and photograph them. The gardens were lovely especially the roses and pear trees heavy with ripening fruit.

Thank Wandered00
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163 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

So wonderful to see another wonderful piece of history being saved. Kudos to the volunteers who add to the history with the information that helps to make the visit special. Was a spooky sort of a place, with a history that was a bit dark at times. The school an eye opener for modern children! Lovely gardens. Worth the stop,... More 

Thank caseyj1937
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

What a lovely old house glad they were able to restore it lots of history and artifacts the attendant was knowledgable and interesting worth a visit

Thank Dianne T

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