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“Interesting place to visit”

Old Hobart Town Model Village
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$84.06*
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Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in Richmond
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Gosford, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting place to visit”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Loved the details in this quaint model town. An interesting look back at the way things were and even though it was raining a bit they had umbrellas available for our convenience.

Visited September 2013
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Launceston, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not as great as expected”
Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Was very excited to come here based on reviews and website description/photos. We were expecting a mid-large scale attraction of historically correct models depicting life in Hobart nearly 200 years ago. The lovely woman at the counter was very informative and friendly, answering all our questions about the model village and early Hobart. After paying our moderate entrance fee we were given laminated maps showing the models with brief descriptions and directed through a door to the "village" and unfortunately were instantly dissatisfied. Less than half the size we expected and built on raised beds (its a "look from the edge", not walk amongst set up) the small model town has definitely seen better days! Some of the models were chipped and most were sun faded, (it WAS built in the 80's) the semi-bonsai trees were dying or dead and the water area was dirty and 75% evaporated. It definitely needs a refurb, and a good clean! Everyone who walked through the door had the same look of disappointment, most likely due to the small size. It took us approximately 15 to walk around, look at everything and grab some photos. Good to kill a few minutes before lunch, Good gift shop, good staff, just don't go expecting what the website photos show!

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Brisbane, Australia
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“My children loved it”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

my children had a wonderful time learning all about Hobart's history. The models were well done and very detailed. Very friendly and knowledgeable service. A must while in Richmond.

Visited January 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Relaxing and Interesting”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

More history and all very interesting. Well worth the visit. The buildings are faithfully preserved and restored with excellent history boards to explain the various features.

Visited April 2013
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“Very Good”
Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I took 70 photos of the little buildings and figures loved it.. I would say drop the price to around 7 bucks and you would get heaps more people :)

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