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Lovely 1840’s property owned by the National Trust of Australia

Three families owned this amazing house and grounds before offering it to the National Trust about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vicki E
Brisbane, Australia
You must visit this beautiful property

What a surprise. I'm not sure what I was imagining but it well exceeded my expectations. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicole F
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This beautifully preserved 19th-century whaling captain's elegant homestead is just 8 minutes' drive from the Hobart CBD (en route to MONA). Now dedicated to marine conservation, the house has a rich collection of artefacts related to the maritime...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
61 Bay Rd | New Town, Hobart, Tasmania 7008, Australia
+61 3 6278 1269
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three families owned this amazing house and grounds before offering it to the National Trust about 50 years ago. The National Trust has then set about returning it to the grand home and gardens to what it once was with various furnishings and fittings it...More

Thank Vicki E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprise. I'm not sure what I was imagining but it well exceeded my expectations. Definitely take a guided tour, the guides are so knowledgeable and I'm sure you'll find out so much more than on a self-guided tour. It's small but gorgeous, and...More

Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Runnymede is a great display of the history of Hobart. The museum is beautifully displayed and the staff friendly. Great location to visit if you want a real snapshot of Hobart's past.

Thank lemonlousie
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Wasn't open on Friday 10th August 2018 despite this site and sign on gate saying it was. Don't have time or inclination to go back.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I enjoyed this visit. The guide spoke at great length (more than my companion was able to cope with) but I gained a real sense of life in the time that the house was built and a sense of the changes that have happened in...More

Thank NavadaShepp
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Though we arrived late in the day, we were made to feel very welcome and given the choice of a wander around or a guided tour. We chose the guided tour as we were short of time and wanted to get the most out of...More

Thank clare572018
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

It was an afternoon well spent. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the house. Volunteer Ian did a wonderful job in telling the stories and history of the house, explaining some of the ingenious designs of the well preserved artefacts. Highly recommended.

Thank VivianC609
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We had a lovely time on a guided tour of Runnymede. So interesting to see how people lived 100 years ago. Well worth the visit

Thank Linda056
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of this beautiful home. The detail of the furnishings and decoration made it like stepping back in time. Dress display was bonus.

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 11 April 2018

A home with much history including links to whaling days. Helpful guides provide an excellent background to how homes were decorated (such as the introduction of wallpaper) in colonial times.

Thank quinpool
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Pam Y
3 November 2016|
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Response from GemmaW97 | Property representative |
Runnymede has a dedicated parking lot next to the house and you are welcome to park there and come in through the gate.
27 October 2016|
Response from GemmaW97 | Property representative |
Runnymede is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 4pm and on Sunday's from 12 noon to 4 pm.You are welcome to visit during these hours and can have a guided tour as well. If coming by bus from Hobart GPO take bus 560 and ask... More