Franklin House

Franklin House opinie, Launceston

Franklin House
4.5
Muzea specjalistyczne • Obiekty architektury
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00

4.5
140 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
49
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9
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andream0402
Melbourne, Australia2 609 contributions
Hidden treasure
lut 2021 • Pary
Franklin house probably doesn’t get as many visitors as it deserves as it’s a little way out of the town centre. There was a bus stop right out the front though . Well run by lovely volunteers it has some very interesting pieces and a beautiful garden. Just $10 to enter and free for National Trust members. Andrew met us in the hallway and gave us an insight into the history of the house then we walked around ourselves. There are information boards everywhere. A hidden gem.
Written 18 lutego 2021
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Kazza67_12
Yeppoon, Australia29 contributions
Beautiful place to visit.
lut 2021
The house and gardens are beautiful. The ladies that volunteer there do a great job.
Highly reommend.
Written 17 lutego 2021
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christinedrossinis
Melbourne, Australia104 contributions
Franklin House
lut 2020
We had been there but it was over 35yrs ago but we wanted to go back to see it again. The volunteers that work at these historic places have a great knowledge of these historic homes & well as other homes in Tasmania. the entrance fee is well worth every cent to help keep the homes around. The cafe is a great addition & seeing old cup & saucer sets in use was lovely.
Written 24 lutego 2020
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KRC
16 contributions
Friendly welcome
lut 2020
Nicely presented house with excellent garden. Friendly welcome and introduction from a volunteer who checked in with us to help with any further questions as we went. Some surprising items in the collection!
The cafe has delicious scones.
Written 19 lutego 2020
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N2626
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions
Valentine's weekend
lut 2020 • Pary
Only just arrived on the Friday spotted this 5 minutes down road on the left coming out of the Airport. Do Not miss this place. It is one of most historical interest and best example of any I have seen when it comes to Museums. The layout of each room and it's 2 storey and it's room contents is phenomenal. The volunteer staff have some exceptional knowledge. So interesting just a must see. House, School, Church & a good cafe to go with it.
Written 15 lutego 2020
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Jon K
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia79 contributions
A lovely taste of colonial history
sty 2020
We have been on a previous trip, but well worth a return visit on the way out of Launceston. This National Trust property (one of the list that the National Trust of Tasmania struggles to maintain) includes a great story and a collection of fine English period furniture, including a number of colonial pieces, musical instruments including a rare stirrup organ, excuisite clocks, fine china etc. It also has a lovely garden, and a good tea-room with excellent scones, jam and cream, and is staffed by friendly and informative local volunteers.
The house was built speculatively using convict labour in 1838 as a genteel family residence, using cedar shipped in from NSW, and in 1842 it was turned into a smalll but prestigious boys boarding school (Mr Hawkes Academy). A classroom is now set up - it is slightly unnerving to see the boys and master quietly at work! They believe that the large upstairs room was used as the dormitory. The school closed in 1866 after which the building was again used as a house. In 1888 it changed hands and was named 'The Hollies'.
It was renamed Franklin House by the National Trust as it is part of the tiny 'Franklin Village' precinct.
Written 28 stycznia 2020
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BlueSeaHorse
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Fascinating trip to the past
gru 2019
Volunteers were very friendly and informative. After some history about the house ownership and occupants we wandered through each room and reflected on the different purposes the house had been used for. Some great pieces of furniture. The gardens are also exquisite.
Written 8 grudnia 2019
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Stewart G.
1 contribution
Very impressive gardens
lis 2019
Had a lovely walk around Franklin House Gardens which were absolutely beautiful, lots of roses in full bloom along with many other spring flowers also a kitchen garden and many fruit trees, well worth a look just for the gardens alone, a wonderful garden looked after by volunteers fantastic.
Written 29 listopada 2019
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2 712 contributions
Beautiful Garden
lis 2019
On our way from the airport to the hotel, my friend suggested that we’d visit Franklin House. It had a beautiful garden. While we were enjoying the flowers, a volunteer came out to suggest that we give a donation, since we were not planning to go inside ($8 for concession).
Written 20 listopada 2019
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Allison W
Brisbane, Australia138 contributions
Frankly, I give a damn
paź 2019 • Pary
I love visiting the fascinating old mansions. Just like old mother England! How the other half lived ! I have visited so many in England and I had to pinch myself to remind myself that we were in fact in Tasmania. What a wonderful piece of Aust history- and how our settlers brought a piece of home to their new country- visit and learn and be amazed. A must for history-lovers like myself ! Very rich history.
Written 27 października 2019
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