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Franklin House

413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
+61 3 6344 7824
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  • Excellent52%
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  • Average8%
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413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
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+61 3 6344 7824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 June 2017

What an amazing bunch of volunteers who have worked so hard to keep this heritage gem! It was great to see a school kids doing an excursion and they were no bother to us. Plenty of rooms to see and to bring you back down...More

Thank 141vivienneg
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Thank goodness for the foresight of those citizens of Launceston, when in 1960 they co-oped together and preserved this wonderful piece of the island;s history. The National Trust of Tasmania, must be congratulated on their diligence in preserving such a wonderful building and recreated an...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A great place to stop and visit when in Launceston. None of the artefacts are from the house itself but rather donations and finds used to re-stock it to make it look authentic but those that volunteer there have done a great job with it....More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Stepping from the car and gazing at the mellow walls of this grand house, surrounded by wonderful 180 year old oak trees in full autumn grandeur transported me around the world to some of the fine National Trust properties of England. The commitment of volunteers...More

1  Thank Alan1fromOz
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