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Settlement Secrets

Dunn Place | Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 418 136 440
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Entertaining and educational

Our family really enjoyed this tour after doing a similar one a few years ago. The story was well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tntHudson
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Settlement Secrets , a wonderful experience

I spent a great morning on this tour. He made history come alive and he has a great sense of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highho
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london
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A theatrical journey amongst the first buildings of European settlement in Hobart that now form the location for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Your guide plays four different characters from Hobart's past, either men who worked in these buildings or helped build them, all of whom reveal secrets and relate stories from Hobart's convict beginnings. The most fun you will ever have learning history.
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Dunn Place | Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this tour after doing a similar one a few years ago. The story was well acted and highly entertaining. You get to visit some interesting locations without walking too far. The actor’s passion for, and knowledge of the subject was evident....More

Thank tntHudson
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a great morning on this tour. He made history come alive and he has a great sense of humour. It is a very clever show and I leant heaps. It was really hard to believe one man played four characters. I would thoroughly...More

Thank Highho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved this tour which we found walking into the museum. It is entertaining , educational and fun, and well worth doing. Was the best tour we did in Hobart and strongly suggest.

Thank David M
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent listening and learning to Colin. This is both entertaining and educational, and strangely moving. If you do as Colin suggests and turn your imagination 'on' you truly can encounter characters and insights from the past. My partner and I...More

Thank Cheryl R
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you very much for the review.

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Most enjoyable tour! Colin has obviously researched his subject well and made the whole experience very informative in a most amusing manner!! We thoroughly enjoyed all the characters we met.

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We had just arrived at the museum and were looking at a sign for the guided tour when we were approached by James, an ex con working as a gardener after being granted his ticket of leave. James, alias actor Colin, assured us the tour...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I did this tour when it was in its infancy and can say it was just as enjoyable second time around. History brought to life is the best way to understand it, and Colin's delivery as several different characters is simply wonderful. Highly recommended as...More

Thank foodiept
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Such an interesting way to learn the history of the early Settlers through the 4 characters by one actor. My favourite was "Rocky." You'll also get to see other parts of the museum that you wouldn't normally get to as a casual goer. Go check...More

Thank Karizza J
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thankyou for the review Karizza.

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Brings history to life. Colin Dean takes you on a tour into the past around the old buildings attached to the Hobart Museum. Makes it so easy to visualise the early history of the area, the changes to the landscape and to the people of...More

Thank libby025
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We came on the tour by chance as we arrived for a photographic exhibition . How glad we were to be taken through the history of the earliest settlers of Hobart and the buildings we found ourselves among. Superb characterisations of four of the people...More

Thank GrahamSNorden
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for the review Graham

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september1961
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Response from Colin D | Property representative |
Thankyou for your enquiry. The tour is at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which is a 5 minute stroll from the cruise terminal. Cost is $20 per ticket.
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