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Address: The Avenue, New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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The beautiful and historic Willow Court & Barracks precinct will be...

The beautiful and historic Willow Court & Barracks precinct will be open for tours and a full program of activities in a not to be missed opportunity to explore and learn about Australia’s oldest continually run mental hospital and Military Barracks that pre-dates Port Arthur.Open day coincides with Frascati garden tours—once the Hospital Superintendent’s residence This is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

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Brilliant Antiques and collectibles

So glad the owner of the B&B I was staying in told me about this place. Huge property with masses of stall holders undercover. If like me your from mainland Australia you will be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
TonyPur
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Gympie, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Looked like a breakers yard with an amazing selection of vehicles. Could not enter the antique area so went back to a great place in town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

So glad the owner of the B&B I was staying in told me about this place. Huge property with masses of stall holders undercover. If like me your from mainland Australia you will be blown away at the great prices. Thankfully I had my car so plenty of room for all my purchases. Great cafe on site. Really worth a... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Excellent exhibition that makes you stop and think about the people placed into this place years ago and the pain and suffering they endured. Shattered lives shattered mirrors. Well work the visit

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Willow Court is an amazing site. Perhaps because I work in the mental health industry it had more appeal. It was a huge facility built in 1827 and only closed in 2000. It has the appearance of just being abandoned. There is junk everywhere and squatters and vandals have taken their toll. It looks sad considering the incredible history and... More 

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

If you are into old rusty vintage cars and trucks this museum of sorts will not disappoint you! close by is the old asylum but its not quite restored yet to what it was...meanwhile back in the church, the collections, are not what they were either...go with an open mind...avoid the rust and keep out of the old bath tubs!

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Hobart, Tasmania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The old asylum and hospital is a slightly unnerving place to visit. Some nice colonial architecture interspersed with some horrible modern buildings with the odd burn mark and broken window. All pretty dilapidated and surrounded by rusting cars.... The antique place is huge and you could get lost for hours....worth a visit in its own right.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Very interesting history...those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.Sad how the patients were treated.

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1 Thank R H
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

So much sad history here with many historical buildings. A few years ago on my last visit it was easier to gain access into many buildings but all the abandoned cars give this place some character

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1 Thank Martin H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Currently under renovation. Synagogue museum with lots of bric a backup. Little bit creepy. Lots of history.

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Launceston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Fantastic night last night, at Willow Court. The initial tour, being told of the history of the place, is enthralling. But when the spirits decided to play, it was fantastic! Beads were thrown...I was hit by one! Gently, not with enough force to hurt anyone. My hair was touched, and I also felt a gentle push.....noone behind me that I... More 

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tassiemouse, Public Relations Manager at Willow Court Asylum, responded to this review

Hi Susan_Tasmania, Thank you for your review, however this is not the site for it. This site is about the Heritage Precinct which is owned by the Derwent Valley Council. The section you visited was a privately owned part of the Willow Court Training Centre and is in no way connected to the Heritage Precinct which is currently closed undergoing... More 

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