Old Hobart Town Model Village

Old Hobart Town Model Village

Old Hobart Town Model Village
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  • PeterLangston
    Tamworth, Australia1,005 contributions
    Very Clever
    Probably our highlight was a visit to Old Hobart Town. It is what it is, a scale model of Hobart of the 1820's. Everything is 1/16th of the original and it really is superb. A clever addition was a challenge to find four figures somewhere in the display, set for children but it had all of the adults on their toes. I ended up trading information with a German tourist who needed information I had. It was a lot of fun. Its easily the best of these type of attractions we have seen.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2023
  • Suz L
    Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
    Fun trip to a cute model village with a history lesson thrown in.
    Fun and very cute. We came here with the kids many years ago but decided to visit it again today even without kids. We enjoyed it very much again and appreciate all the detail to attention which was put into creating the village and the beautiful way it is maintained. It’s a fine history lesson into how Hobart was many years ago. There is a lovely little gift shop too.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Nat H
    Bendigo, Australia5 contributions
    Was ok
    Not overly impressed. The lady who served us was quite rude in regards to the kids being there, I understand some kids may grab at the displays but there is a polite way to say that kids are to stay with their parents. A lot of work and effort has gone into the display, glad we saw it once but wouldn’t go out of my way to see it again.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Deborah M
    Gainesville, Florida45 contributions
    A delightful look at history
    What a delightful surprise. We spent two days in Hobart including the Hop on Hop off tour and general walking around. Our final morning we went to Richmond for breakfast and to see the village. The Old Hobart Town Model was so much fun especially as we were a little familiar with the current look and the streets of Hobart. Clearly a lot of time and effort were put in to making and maintaining this visual treat.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 November 2023
  • thomas
    1 contribution
    overpriced for a family and a condescending peanut behind the counter
    Arrived to a lecture from the guy behind the counter,(lighten up) clearly not a fan of children a little overzealous about his stuffed toys, The antics of the miniatures are a little far fetched but the work in it is to be commended. I think its a money grab at most. Go in for a look but dont touch anything in the gift shop.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 December 2023
  • Mark H
    Kariong, Australia185 contributions
    a snapshot in time
    The detail and humour in miniature showing what Hobart was like was very enjoyable. we walked around a couple of times because there was always something you noticed that was different. Whilst the people are static which is like capturing an image in time there is moving water etc. as well as flapping in the wind washing. We originally didn't have time to see this but when our tour to Port Arthur was delayed we came back.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Natalie L
    Perth, Australia18 contributions
    Hobart in miniature
    A very clever re-creation (in miniature) of old Hobart town as it was in the 1820s. Definitely worth a visit. Easy to find and plenty of parking available. Good gift shop too. And Richmond is a great place to visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 January 2024
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daniela r
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
As others have reviewed, it was expensive for the time spent, but the gentleman whom served us was just rude in the manner with speaking to my children whom were well behaved and looking to spend some of their pocket money ( I refused to spend any of their money because of this) he spent time explaining what they had to find to get a sticker but when they told him their findings ( they missed the baby Tasmanian tiger only saw the adult one) He then proceeded to write on the sticker ” almost found” my son is 5 ! You just don’t treat visitors in this manner.
Written 2 February 2024
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Natalie L
Perth, Australia18 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
A very clever re-creation (in miniature) of old Hobart town as it was in the 1820s. Definitely worth a visit. Easy to find and plenty of parking available. Good gift shop too. And Richmond is a great place to visit.
Written 13 January 2024
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Mark H
Kariong, Australia185 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The detail and humour in miniature showing what Hobart was like was very enjoyable. we walked around a couple of times because there was always something you noticed that was different. Whilst the people are static which is like capturing an image in time there is moving water etc. as well as flapping in the wind washing.
We originally didn't have time to see this but when our tour to Port Arthur was delayed we came back.
Written 3 January 2024
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thomas
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Arrived to a lecture from the guy behind the counter,(lighten up) clearly not a fan of children a little overzealous about his stuffed toys, The antics of the miniatures are a little far fetched but the work in it is to be commended. I think its a money grab at most. Go in for a look but dont touch anything in the gift shop.
Written 26 December 2023
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Deborah M
Gainesville, FL45 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
What a delightful surprise. We spent two days in Hobart including the Hop on Hop off tour and general walking around. Our final morning we went to Richmond for breakfast and to see the village. The Old Hobart Town Model was so much fun especially as we were a little familiar with the current look and the streets of Hobart. Clearly a lot of time and effort were put in to making and maintaining this visual treat.
Written 21 November 2023
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Nat H
Bendigo, Australia5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Not overly impressed. The lady who served us was quite rude in regards to the kids being there, I understand some kids may grab at the displays but there is a polite way to say that kids are to stay with their parents. A lot of work and effort has gone into the display, glad we saw it once but wouldn’t go out of my way to see it again.
Written 3 November 2023
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Fearless37026175108
2 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
I loved this. My Dad and I spent quite a while comparing the streets now to the streets then. I learned a lot. May be a bit expensive for the time it takes but it was worth it for me!
Written 28 May 2023
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Suz L
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Fun and very cute. We came here with the kids many years ago but decided to visit it again today even without kids. We enjoyed it very much again and appreciate all the detail to attention which was put into creating the village and the beautiful way it is maintained. It’s a fine history lesson into how Hobart was many years ago. There is a lovely little gift shop too.
Written 14 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PeterLangston
Tamworth, Australia1,005 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Probably our highlight was a visit to Old Hobart Town. It is what it is, a scale model of Hobart of the 1820's. Everything is 1/16th of the original and it really is superb. A clever addition was a challenge to find four figures somewhere in the display, set for children but it had all of the adults on their toes. I ended up trading information with a German tourist who needed information I had. It was a lot of fun. Its easily the best of these type of attractions we have seen.
Written 15 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kirk S
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
Feb 2023
This is a great place to come spend an hour or so when you are in Richmond. The owner/creators of the village have taken a really novel way to display a miniature village - by doing it based on historical information and a period in time. It's incredibly informative, fun and well put together. I really like miniature villages and buildings, I find them particularly interesting/amusing and this one is one of the best I have seen.
In particular, they have considered kids and how to keep them interested, by having a little puzzle for them to solve as they go around the exhibit. It had my 6 year old and 3 year old excited to chase down each part of the game.
Then on top of the buildings and displays, they have made the exhibit fun for adults, by having characters around the buildings which are by their positions, expressions, etc tell you a story about them and/or their surrounds. For example a character is looking to the heavens with what looks like a screaming yell, whilst holding a hammer, some men behind a tavern urinating on a fence and a couple cuddling in the back of a cart filled with hay. There's a lot of different things to look for whilst you appreciate the historical elements of the display.
Written 21 February 2023
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