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Franklin House

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Fascinating History

Friendly informative welcome into this charming house packed full of local and international... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2019
Margie S
Melbourne, Australia
Lazy Sunday Special

Such beautiful gardens and historical buildings. A couple of hours can be lost wandering the... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2019
Sydney, Australia
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413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
+61 3 6344 7824
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

Friendly informative welcome into this charming house packed full of local and international history. We were free to wander about the property. The children enjoyed solving the pail quiz.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Margie S
Reviewed June 16, 2019

Such beautiful gardens and historical buildings. A couple of hours can be lost wandering the grounds of Franklin House. The only criticism however is the cafe was not operational on a public holiday Monday and warm bottled water from the gift shop was the only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019

Franklin House was one of our National Trust visits while in Tasmania. The volunteer gave us an outline of the history of the place and then we had to chance to do a self guided tour around the home and gardens. Beautifully restored, full of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

This beautiful home gives you a real indication of life way back when. The gardens - run by volunteers are really great too and gave us some brilliant permaculture ideas. The volunteers staff are super friendly and helpful. Great place to spend a good few...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JanJanRoberts
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

This house is a gem, currently owned by the national trust and run by volunteers. It has been extensively restored and includes some period furniture and paraphernalia. Entry is very reasonably priced and it would take you about 2 hours to complete a comprehensive self...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

We were impressed with the volunteers at Clarendon House, so decided to visit the smaller Georgian house completed a few years earlier. This house has stunning Australian red cedar timber doors, doorways and shutters, and in fantastic condition for something 180 years old. It was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Colin D
Reviewed January 13, 2019

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
Thank magpiegirl036
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
Thank lisapalmer68
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
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April 25, 2019|
Response from Colin D | Reviewed this property |
Youngstown is a southern suburb of Launceston. We hired a car and there were no issues finding the property.