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Old Hobart Town Model Village

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Address: 21A Bridge Street, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
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US$83.56*
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It's a model village...

It's funny how Richmond in Tasmania reminded me of Bourton-on-the-Water in England, river, church, tourist trap, model village.... I'd say though that the Richmond village is more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
sjcsystems
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Market Harborough, Leics, UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't waste your time and money... small and overpriced.... man behind the counter was a extremely rude and if we hadn't already paid we would have walked away. Don't waste your $$$

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Thank Claire Y
Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I remember visiting this model village as a child and was excited to be able to now take my own children to visit. However upon entering, we discovered there is no a charge to wander around the model village. I think $15 for adults is slightly overpriced. I don't mind paying, but the price should be more like $5 per... More 

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Thank TravelBug1307
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a small place, not interactive for kids. Just a large model, more suited to visitors with a keen interest in the history of Hobart. Despite a good level of detail, felt it was too expensive for the entry fee, in and out in around 10 minutes.

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Thank Karen Y
Darwin, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I appreciate this took some time to make/create but it is a rip off! $15 for adults is way too much, $10 is way too much. The guy selling tickets is pretty funny though. Its too small and boring for over $5.

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Thank Tom C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very cool village display of old Richmond town. Lots of work and detail went into the building let alone the upkeep of this village.

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Thank Clinton P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The creators of this model village spent years crafting this - laboring over every building, person, and tree. It is a remarkable labor of love. We really enjoyed walking through this and learning about old Hobart. We had fun finding the four hidden figures they told us to search for - a great way to keep kids entertained. Most of... More 

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Thank Andrea R
Market Harborough, Leics, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's funny how Richmond in Tasmania reminded me of Bourton-on-the-Water in England, river, church, tourist trap, model village.... I'd say though that the Richmond village is more interesting. People of all ages were visiting. I was on a tour trip so couldn't stay for long, but reading the boards and referring to the laminate map was very interesting. The whole... More 

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Thank sjcsystems
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richmond is a beautiful small town with amazing cafes and worth a visit if ur in Hobart ! One of the oldest bridges of australia along side oldest church of Australia is a must visit sight !

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St Leonards, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A model of Hobart as presented in 1820 and although well laid out, it is just a large model. Interesting it is, and thankfully it is in the heart of the quaint village of Richmond, which provides an abundance of cafés and antique shops for distraction. Entry is onky $7 per adult and there is plenty of parking in the... More 

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Thank Mal B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great history here and kids can have fun searching for hidden miniature people. Great to read all the signage about the history (my only suggestion would be an audio system added to listen to the history story). Great for all ages.

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