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Franklin House

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If you love history

Well worth visiting. Having visited Clarendon House, and learning there was a connection between... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allana G
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Lovely little cafe tucked away inside!

Step back in time when visiting the house and garden at Franklin House, and don't forget to order... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Launceston, Australia
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413-419 Hobart Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7249, Australia
+61 3 6344 7824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting. Having visited Clarendon House, and learning there was a connection between the 2, we had to visit. Very interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step back in time when visiting the house and garden at Franklin House, and don't forget to order tea and scones from the cute little cafe, run by local volunteers, tucked away inside this house.

Thank MayYvonne
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This house holds many treasures from the past all original pieces.Many interesting readings on life in the past.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Launceston’s only historic house museum that has an interesting history. The home was built by a convict in 1833 and then was leased by a school principal in 1842 and was established as a boys schools. The grounds are also beautiful. Don’t forget to enjoy...More

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Interesting rooms inside with the usual historical information. Also, some well kept gardens. A great place to spend an hour or two.

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Worth a visit if you like period houses, esp Georgian architecture and decoration. Perhaps a house tour (like at Clarendon) would have served us better to make the property come alive for us.

Thank cheviecat
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We were fortunate to be greeted by Joy who took time to explain the history of this great venue. It has been well maintained and the volunteers do a terrific job. The gardens were delightful and the building amazing.

Thank MissJane3539
Reviewed 24 April 2018

In those days of 1845, medicine was sparse and even transportation was sparse as well. However, Mr Keeler Hawkes decided to start a school. The walk from Launceston to this school was quite farl, 4 miles exactly. Students came by foot, horse or carriage. In...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for a wedding and it was absolutely stunning walking through the huge buildings and beautiful gardens

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Being a wet day was a perfect opportunity to visit some indoor attractions. Lucky find! We were greeted by a friendly volunteer who summarised the historical story of Franklin House. Great restorations and attention to detail decorating with age appropriate decor from that period of...More

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