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Lady Franklin Gallery

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Out of the Way and Weath it

We went for a walk up the walkway and came back to go to the tour of the Lady Franklin Gallery the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
temple in the bush

Built on an artistic whim for Jane, Lady Franklin, in 1841 this imitation Doric temple in sandstone... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Peter P
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19 Jun 2018
“Out of the Way and Weath it”
27 Sep 2017
“temple in the bush”
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Lenah Valley Road, Lenah Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 7008, Australia
+61 3 6228 0076
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went for a walk up the walkway and came back to go to the tour of the Lady Franklin Gallery the tour is great and is one that should be taken in while visiting Hobart.

Thank bjbjp62164
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Built on an artistic whim for Jane, Lady Franklin, in 1841 this imitation Doric temple in sandstone is called Ancanthe, Vale of Flowers, and sit incongruously in a small valley beneath Mount Wellington. Well worth a visit followed by a walk back along a rivulet.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This place is so beautiful and full of light. The exhibition was wonderful: our friend does huge pictures of the sea and they looked so good on the wall with plenty of light shining on them. This is such a lovely historical building and so...More

Thank EstherS56
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a very unique gallery modelled after a Greek temple out in the suburb of Lenah Valley. The current exhibition is a collection of sea scapes by marine artist Roger Imms. . He's a superb artist who has a wonderful ability to make water...More

1  Thank Mondo679
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Each weekend this wonderful building situated in Lenah Valley open its doors to allow the public to view beautiful paintings, drawings and sculptures exhibited by local artists. The building has historic value built in 1842 as an art and historical museum, it was the creation...More

2  Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This low-key place is a little visited relic of the Governor Franklin era. Just one main room inside with a central skylight, it now houses the changing output of the Hobart Arts Society. When we visited the group had produced art on the theme of...More

2  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 13 February 2016

cute little sandstone gallery, good for a visit its a great slice of Tas history and you get to see some local art too!

Thank Allegra H
Reviewed 13 December 2015

A worthwhile little detour to visit an interesting old building with an interesting history. An art exhibition was on at the time and worth the time to have a look at. Volunteers were helpful.

Thank Cached
Reviewed 28 November 2015

A must to see for those with an interest in the Franklins and Tasmanian colonial history. The exhibitions that are held there are also sometimes quite good.

Thank Vandieman111
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Lady Jane's greek (I can't remember the correct term, but building of some specific type). It looks like a temple, contains a lovely gallery, and is surrounded by walks and picnic spots.

Thank Somewheresouthern
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