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“National Trust treasure”
Review of Runnymede

Ranked #27 of 136 things to do in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 interests of Captain Charles Bayley and his family, who made it their home for over 100 years. There are also historic artworks and possessions of the previous owner Bishop Francis Nixon, Tasmania's first Anglican bishop. The house was built around 1840 for Robert Pitcairn, one of the first lawyers admitted to the Supreme Court in Van Diemen's Land colony and a leading campaigner against the transportation of convicts from Britain.
Austinmer, New South Wales, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“National Trust treasure”
Reviewed 13 December 2012

The volunteers were knowledgable and enthusiastic about the place, and the current dining room display of Christmas in Victorian times was beautifully presented. A must for history buffs

Visited December 2012
3 Thank Allison L
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English first
Hobart, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Charm and Victorian grace”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Hidden in a small side street in New Town is Runnymede a beautifully kept National Trust property. The restoration of this grand home has been carefully executed giving an authentic feel. While you can drop in at any opening times, a much more eleborate experience of Victorian life can be obtained by arriving when a High Tea event is staged normally at 2.30pm on selected afternoons or when the "Paddock to Plate" tour is staged.
Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
3 Thank Luckywandering
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Engagement Party”
Reviewed 16 June 2012

The venue is gorgeous, the staff are amazing and they will bend over backwards to make sure that your event runs brilliantly.

Visited December 2011
3 Thank MaatTours
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