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Franklin House

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

This is a charming house with so much history. You are greeted by one of the volunteers which gave us the history of the place. The place was filled with beautifully restored furniture. Also the gardens are lovely to stroll through

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cost $10 each. We were welcomed by Julie at the front door. She explained the history behind Franklin House in about 10 minutes and then we were free to roam the two story house. Not only is the house worth seeing, the gardens are beautiful....More

Thank Christopher017
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Franklin House was a good way to spend the afternoon. Admission was reasonable and the preservation of the house was spectacular. The gardens were kept to look English and the afternoon tea fits in with the rest of the atmosphere.

Thank Harrison150
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A beautiful historic building, another glimpse into Tasmania's historical past. The atmosphere and the period decor and furnishings provide the visitor with a personal view of a time not so long ago. Attended a wedding here in the 1980's and the house and gardens definitely...More

Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This venue is a modest size but a colossal achievement to the tireless volunteers who care for it. We were very happy to explore the gardens, the historical rooms and enjoyed the tea room, with the home-made biscuits and cakes. Even our 1 year old...More

1  Thank Beagletrails
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

On an overcast day Franklin house was a good way to while away an hour or so. Great guide and interesting rooms. Some very valuable and rare pieces decorate the house. Lots to see and find out who the rags to riches person was and...More

Thank Richardrobertson
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A significant stop for me being a descendent of Britton Jones - part of my convict heritage - who built Franklin House... Transported for larceny in 1819 and having served his 7 years, Britton went on to a successful life of business This house was...More

Thank rholmes248
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived shortly after they opened in the morning and realized quickly they were expecting a school group. The majority of the volunteers seemed to be busy getting ready and then helping with the school group which led us with a 2 min explanation as...More

Thank ShannaAndFamily
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely step back in time. Too many historical treasures are lost. Thank you to the volunteers and Trust for allowing a peek back in time. A cold day but a warm homemade lunch soup and toastie was available in the tearoom.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Beaitiful restored home & gardens run & maintained entirely by a group of fantastic volunteers. The ladies we met were knowledgeable & welcoming. Very happy to pay $10 to view the house knowing the $ go directly back to preserving this piece of local history....More

Thank Fran B
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