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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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Great way to experience history

I found Settlement Secrets to be a fabulous way to experience history. Normally I'm left bored by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane C
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Certainly a secret

From the moment Colin met us until the end of the tour, he was fantastic. Certainly a historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jannelf
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Kingston, Australia
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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

I found Settlement Secrets to be a fabulous way to experience history. Normally I'm left bored by historic details but Colin Dean's excellent performance unlocked the past and opened our eyes to so many realities from Hobart's inception (via several different characters). He was also...More

Thank Diane C
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review Dianne C

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment Colin met us until the end of the tour, he was fantastic. Certainly a historical experience of little known facts of the running of Hobart Town. The tour went for about an hour concluding with a drink in the cafe and your...More

Thank Jannelf
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing to be taken back in time to a very different Hobart Town. We walked into hidden parts of Hobart with four very different guides. Thanks Colin, good fun and added to my knowledge.

Thank Lorrie H
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

My pleasure Lorrie. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colin took us on a journey back to the 1800 & 1900's, the tour took just on an hour & was filled with humour, facts and history. He is a credit to the Museum and Art Gallery. I recommend you do participate in this tour...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Settlement Secrets was a great tour taking you back time to early days Hobart historical beginnings. Colin Dean get right into his characters and explains in great detail. It was an awesome way to hear some of hobart's secrets and cover up. Well done Colin...More

Thank Shelly271982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Colin Dean took us on a performance walking tour of the unusual and mysterious group of buildings that make up the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. His character types certainly put us in the timeline. I am Tasmanian born and there is always more to...More

Thank Maudie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Open your imagination to the secrets of the past. This is a beautifully constructed tour that will give you a great appreciation of Hobart's intriguing hostory. Set against the backdrop of the historical Commissariat and Bond Stores, you will be guided by Colin Dean's brilliant...More

Thank Oskar R
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this review. I'm pleased I was able to take you on the journey. Colin.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You could consider this is a back stage tour of the museum buildings undertaken by Colin Dean who plays four characters from the buildings past. As well as being a source of fascinating information the tour is extremely entertaining. The characters weave a tale both...More

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

Thank you for your review. Colin.

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Was very interesting and I feel like I know so much about Hobart now. And amazing acting too I felt like I was really listening to all of the different people. 😁

Thank SarahActx
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thankyou for coming on the journey with me

Reviewed 17 May 2017

I arrived at the Museum in perfect time to join the Settlement Secrets tour, despite that not being my inital plan. It was fantastic to have some of Hobarts early history share by one man / four very different characters! We got to explore some...More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. The essence of my tour is in your imagination. It brings my stories to life. I wish I was a ten year old again being taken back through time to a place that is hard to imagine but that...More

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september1961
18 February 2016|
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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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