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Hobart Convict Penitentiary

6 Brisbane St | Corner of Brisbane and Campbell Streets, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 0911
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Hear incredible tales of crime and punishment as you are led through the courts and tunnels to the chapel, cells and gallows of this internationally-significant convict site, owned and operated by the National Trust. Join us for Guided Day Tours running up to 4 times daily on weekdays and 2 times on weekends, and for our Ghost Tour on Monday and Friday evenings. Bookings recommended for Day Tours and essential for Ghost Tour. Please note that access to the site is by Guided Tour Only.
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6 Brisbane St | Corner of Brisbane and Campbell Streets, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived 10 minutes into the tour and were allowed to join, cost $20. Our guide provided the facts but could do with a pick me up in the enthusiasm department. It was worth the time to step back in time to see how the...More

Thank catchfab
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you somehow don't have enough time to go to Port Arthur and are intersted in history, especially the convict-time, then the Chapel of the former Hobart Gaol is well worth the visit. But probably even if you have been to Port Arthur and have...More

Thank Onyx007
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This tour was full of history and l enjoyed it immensely our guide was very passionate and really made the experience worthwhile

1  Thank Trisha S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found this tour quite interesting and informative, our guide was a volunteer and his knowledge and enthusiasm made it an enjoyable 90 minutes. We toured some fascinating locations on the site rich with history, thoroughly recommend this tour for all types.

1  Thank tntHudson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very intresting tour of the convict history of Tasmania. The guided tour is very good and informative. A bit chilling to stand in the place where 32 persons were hanged. This is a must for history buffs.

1  Thank AKLM26162
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like with most tours of convict sites and prisons around Australia and Tasmania they all tell the same type of story but with each one having its own claim to fame, so to speak. Our guide on this tour was Angela who was just wonderful...More

Thank paul h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the tour and learning about the early Australian history. It was also interesting to make a comparison against the penitentiaries nowadays, the concept of human eighths non existent back then, the arbitrarily decision making regarding the punishments, etc.

Thank Anavictoria C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my friend staying from England to the free tour as part of the wonderful annual event in November, Open House Hobart, to promote great architecture. I usually volunteer, a good experience in itself, but this year I experienced it from the public's side,...More

1  Thank Jen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Merrylin was a great guide and gave a very informative talk. We were walked and talked thru the grounds and tunnels. Shown the cells and courtrooms and the chapel and gallows. If you love history its a must.

1  Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a tour with a man and while it was clear he definitely knew a lot about the place and enjoyed his history, he appeared to only speak to those who would stand at the front of the tour and so it was...More

Thank Stacey S
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3 November 2017|
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Response from ChandraAltoff | Property representative |
Hi Lyn, Are you after one of our Day Tours or our Ghost Tour? Our Ghost Tour is run by a third party and can run tours outside of Monday and Friday evenings for large groups of 15+ people, but unfortunately would... More
11 October 2017|
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Response from ChandraAltoff | Property representative |
Hi there, Unfortunately our Ghost Tours are available for those aged 15+, as the stories told are quite ghoulish. We do have our regular Day Tours, which would be suitable for your children. For more information you can... More
20 February 2016|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
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