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Franklin House

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Delightful historic house

Beautifully preserved Victorian gentleman's house, (1838) with lots of amazing historic furniture... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gregory D
New Lambton
An excellent experience.

This afternoon my partner and I visited Franklin House. It was a wonderful experience made even... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
+61 3 6344 7824
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Launceston’s only historic house museum that has an interesting history. The home was built by a convict in 1833 and then was leased by a school principal in 1842 and was established as a boys schools. The grounds are also beautiful. Don’t forget to enjoy...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

Interesting rooms inside with the usual historical information. Also, some well kept gardens. A great place to spend an hour or two.

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Worth a visit if you like period houses, esp Georgian architecture and decoration. Perhaps a house tour (like at Clarendon) would have served us better to make the property come alive for us.

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