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
About Hobart Convict Penitentiary
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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
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.
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
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.
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
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.