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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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+61 3 6344 7824
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"national trust"
in 9 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful historical building"
in 2 reviews
"raspberry jam"
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"historical past"
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"school groups"
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"steeped in history"
in 2 reviews
"scones"
in 3 reviews
"great guide"
in 2 reviews
"afternoon tea"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"church"
in 6 reviews
"ancestors"
in 3 reviews
"era"
in 5 reviews
"tearoom"
in 3 reviews
"heritage"
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"furniture"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for a wedding and it was absolutely stunning walking through the huge buildings and beautiful gardens

Thank thegfgf
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Being a wet day was a perfect opportunity to visit some indoor attractions. Lucky find! We were greeted by a friendly volunteer who summarised the historical story of Franklin House. Great restorations and attention to detail decorating with age appropriate decor from that period of...More

Thank M7799RCdeborahc
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

A wonderful place to visit, close to Launceston. Fascinating history. The volunteer guides were so helpful and enthusiastic and made us very welcome on our Tasmanian tour of all things Franklin. We also thoroughly enjoyed a simple but tasty lunch.

3  Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We went Sunday and were the only visitors for a while In that time the two lady volunteers could not have shown any more enthusiasm ,hospitality and knowledge of the building and gardens . A wonderful visit and superb tea and shortbread !!!

Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is a National Trust property which is well presented and which indicates the opportunity for prosperity for an enterprising ex-convict in the nineteenth century. The stewards in duty gave very helpful insight into the property. The garden was pleasant to stroll around.

Thank KBofLB
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Franklin House was a former school and the guides give you a basic rundown of what it had been like and the schoolroom has been restored. The National Trust volunteers are wonderful and happily chat away to you, there's a Tearoom with the traditional tea...More

Thank Mathilda J
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic historic building kept in great condition with plenty of era related items. Short drive from Launceston well worth it

Thank vanessam572
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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
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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 THEHarriStone
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