Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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Hobart Convict Penitentiary

Hobart Convict Penitentiary
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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 Pandemonium - The Convict Experience 7 days a week, and for our Ghost Tours Thursday - Saturday. Please note that access to the site is by guided entry only. Please check our booking website for up to date information.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia25,247 contributions
BOOK The Ghost Tour
Apr. 2021
The Ghost Tour has limited spaces, so book as much ahead as you can.

Hosted by Pandemonium, its presented more as factual than a gothic ghost tale, which in a lot of ways makes all the more creepy.

They ask attendees to mention if they experience anything, a smell, a touch, a sighting etc, and explain that afterwards rather than pre-empt a mindset of expectation.

They even give you a ghostbusters style activity detector. Great fun :-)

A sensational night, great hosts, an absolute MUST DO in Hobart
Written 20 July 2021
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Karla I
1 contribution
Amazing
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Stacey, Emma and shannon were amazing. Very knowledgeable and good activity on out paranormal ingestion.
Written 17 July 2021
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Peter B
1 contribution
Fascinating and moving tour
Jul. 2021 • Couples
A guided tour of the Hobart Convict Penitentiary should not be missed. The tour of courtroom, cells and gallows is excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable sharing much information. Also a powerful evocative film is included. Our visit yesterday was a highlight of our time in Hobart.
Written 10 July 2021
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simonelouise
Mackay, Australia23 contributions
Ghost tour
Jun. 2021 • Friends
My son and I enjoyed our spooky Friday night tour. Both guides were very knowledgeable and conscious of my sons age. We both recommend this tour. It’s very different, we didn’t feel any spirits but did get an insight into the cruel conditions endured
Written 4 July 2021
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RachG77
Gold Coast5 contributions
A Hobart “must do”
Jun. 2021
The ghost tour was awesome. The guides gave some interesting history of different characters that made their way (and didn’t leave!) through the goal. Unfortunately I didn’t have an “encounter” but it didn’t detract from the experience one bit. The guides told of their experiences and you get to be locked in the solitary confinement cells and go right into the gallows. Super creepy. I loved it so much I’ll be back next time I’m in Hobart. One of the highlights of our trip for sure.
Written 27 June 2021
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Jennie W
Cootamundra, Australia19 contributions
Hobart penitentiary
May 2021 • Family
5 of us today, ages ranging from 19-65, really enjoyed the pandemonium tour with Sky. She was so knowledgeable and made it a very entertaining tour. My niece really wanted to come back and do the ghost tour but she can do that alone as the daytime was creepy enough for the rest of us.

The film was also really well done.
Written 26 June 2021
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Toni
13 contributions
Great tour
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Emma and Stacey were very informative and we picked up a lot of activity. I was surprised as I’ve never experienced anything like this but can’t explain it. Scratching sounds were ver creepy and other people rocking back and forward uncontrollably. A must do tour.
Written 12 June 2021
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Shell
1 contribution
Paranormal Convictions Paranormal tour
May 2021
I have done a few Paranormal tours and lockdown now. this place is amazing . our guides Stacey and Emma are the best in the Paranormal industry. I highly recommend a Paranormal tour with these amazing ladies. you get to investigate one of the top 10 most haunted places in Australia. You get to use the best paranormal equipment. The spirit world is truly amazing.
Written 5 June 2021
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Toyah M
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
Pandemonium tour is a must!
Jun. 2021 • Couples
The Pandemonium tour is an absolute must. Highly informative and skilled tour guide (sorry I forgot her name!). You get a lot for the $10 you pay and leave understanding a lot about Tasmania's convict history. It's meant to be Tasmania's most haunted site. I'd believe that! Will be back for the ghost tour 👻
Written 5 June 2021
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Ross D
Sunshine Coast, Australia11 contributions
Absolutely Brilliant
Apr. 2021
This really is a 'must do', very educational and sobering. An absolute gem, and a bargain, do yourself a favour.
Written 3 June 2021
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