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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 2 days ago

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.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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