We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Settlement Secrets
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (18)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Dunn Place | Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 418 136 440
Reviews (129)
Filter reviews
129 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tasmanian museum and art gallery early history early hobart hobart's history early days history brought to life great tour highly recommend this tour guided tour colin characters performance parts theatrical cottage hobarts theatre
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 129 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

If you're looking to be entertained for just over an hour this is perfect. Colin takes you back to the very beginning of Hobart town and in character tells you what it was really like. This tour is informative, and very very entertaining. Highly recommended.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed Settlement Secrets. For people who love history this is the tour for you. Hobarts past comes to life with characters from convicts to all walks of life. Our multi-talented linguistic British/Australian guide led us round museum buildings and the surrounding street area. Comical,...More

1  Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Very entertaining and informative. Performer was very enthusiastic (even when my son and I were the only 2 in the audience) and we discovered lots of facts that we weren’t aware of (we’re Hobart locals). It’s great entertainment for all ages and I would thoroughly...More

Thank Ant971
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 27 June 2018

If you're interested in learning about some of Hobart's history, then Settlement Secrets is a great way to do it! Even as a local I found it really informative. Colin has an amazing talent for switching smoothly between characters, and uses humour to great effect...More

Thank Margaret C
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thankyou for your feedback.

Reviewed 11 May 2018

I grew up in Hobart and I suppose that I had learned much of the history of old Hobart Town, however, what I learned on this tour was really interesting. The gifted Colin Dean brings to life a side of Hobart's history that is not...More

Thank Mike W
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thanks Mike.

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I have family in Hobart and make the trip from California every few years. This year we decided to learn some history and do this tour. Colin made Hobart history fun. Each character was well researched, historically accurate and seamlessly fit into the storyline. I...More

Thank Lyndall J
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for your review. It was a fun tour. Colin.

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent! My mother has some difficulty walking but they made sensible caring alternatives. Very informative, fun, refreshing. Have recommended it to other Hobart friends.

Thank sheila413
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I grew up in Tasmania but have lived overseas and on the mainland for the past 30 years. Nonetheless, I thought I had an above average knowledge of the history of Hobart. Colin’s tour taught me things I didn’t know in a thoroughly entertaining and...More

Thank iancolrain
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for the review Ian.

Reviewed 31 January 2018

This was a great way to learn more about Hobart's past. Our family had an awesome entertaining and educational experience and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. I am glad I survived the tour with my boots still on :) .... Great show...More

Thank GustavoA1185
Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank You for the review.

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed having a performance style history museum tour. The characters are witty representations of Hobart's past. It's better than self-guiding, good value and informative. 😊

Thank Fiona S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 nearby hotels
Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart
5,309 reviews
.05 miles away
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
1,766 reviews
.12 miles away
Mantra Collins Hotel
1,505 reviews
.12 miles away
The Henry Jones Art Hotel
1,754 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 674 nearby restaurants
Landscape Restaurant & Grill
263 reviews
.13 miles away
Zero Davey Cafe
179 reviews
.11 miles away
Pearl + CO
248 reviews
.07 miles away
Lark Distillery Whisky Bar
288 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 325 nearby attractions
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
936 reviews
.11 miles away
MR-1 MONA Ferry
696 reviews
.11 miles away
Lark Distillery
278 reviews
.10 miles away
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
1,188 reviews
.05 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
7 May 2018|
Response from Colin D | Property representative |
Tours are normally 11.30am and 2pm Wed Thu Fri. There are often reasons that a tour can't be delivered however so it is always advisable to check the online booking site or call me about a specific date. 0418136440... More
18 February 2016|
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.