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George Town Watch House

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84-86 Macquarie St, George Town, Tasmania 7253, Australia
+61 3 6382 4466
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth visiting as the first thing you see is a large well made model of the historic buildings in George Town. There is also room displaying children's bonnets, each bonnet representing and acknowledging a child who died during the convict period. You can also view...More

Thank Wombatsforever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you don’t go inside just to see the buildings is enough to enjoy the place. Visit the info Center as you can buy a package deal for the places in thenarea

Thank Joanne E
Reviewed 29 April 2018

As you go around Tasmania you'll find a plethora of little museums. This one of the more quaint ones and perhaps given the use of a model village one that the children might actually enjoy a bit too (for about three minutes). The good thing...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Plenty of exhibits. So much work has gone into the miniature George Town Village. Very interesting. Staff was helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable. A great experience for a few dollars - great value for money! Makes you aware of other things to...More

Thank Kesa56
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Very interesting way to show the stories of what people went through when settling in Australia an$ the hard conditions

Thank jmattingly1
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Personally I don't need much time here but I was with my nan who had a field day. If you're interested in Australian Colonial history this is a great place to drop in. One of the lovely volunteers talked us through the huge model of...More

2  Thank annaeah
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Very interesting place bringing us back to the past and teaching a lesson of the history of Tasmania, definitely worth visiting.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Wonderful displays of quilting to early Days of Tasmania to painting exhibitions exhibited by a group of local volunteers who love their work.

1  Thank KevinEllis
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting stop in a quiet little town. The model town is so detailed. Kids had fun trying to spot various things. Seeing the cells was also of interest.

1  Thank zakkers
Reviewed 14 February 2017

George Town was founded in 1803 and the George town Watch House was commissioned shortly after. It has been beautifully restored (minus the cell doors) and has become quite a tourist attraction in the town. It has an area set aside for a gallery and...More

2  Thank Q2402RWpetero
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