Settlement Secrets

Cultural and Theme Tours

Nestled in the heart of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are the earliest buildings that still exist following first European settlement of Hobart, 1804. “Settlement Secrets” is a theatrical journey amongst these buildings and more.
Step back in time with an invitation to meet with the Lt Governor, Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, in his private secretary’s cottage.
Stroll through the basement of the Bond Store and learn the secrets of early settlement from an escaped convict turned bushranger who “shouldn’t really be here”!
Secrets and Cover-ups: The magnificent new Custom House….is it really what it seems?
Meet the man who built it and discover its hidden secrets. Pass through the front door beneath the statues that herald Federation and stand in the inner courtyard that spans the decades between 1824 and 1901.
History and Entertainment intertwined: “Settlement Secrets” is the best way to explore these amazing buildings and to hear the stories about those who forged Hobart’s heritage from convict beginnings in 1804 to Federation, 1901. The theatrical style in which this journey is presented brings the site to life in an entertaining and informative way.
Afterwards, visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Facilities

Carpark Cultural and Theme Tours Family Half Day or Less History & Heritage Public Toilet Visitor Information Centre

Services

$20

Step back in time with an invitation to meet with the Lt Governor, Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, in his private secretary’s cottage.
Stroll through the basement of the Bond Store and learn the secrets of early settlement from an escaped convict turned bushranger who….”shouldn’t really be here”!
Secrets and Cover-ups: The magnificent new Custom House….is it really what it seems?
Meet the man who built it and discover it’s hidden secrets. Pass through the front door beneath the statues that herald Federation and stand in the inner courtyard that spans the decades between 1824 and 1901.
History and Entertainment intertwined: “Settlement Secrets” is the best way to explore these amazing buildings and to hear the stories about those who forged Hobart’s heritage from convict beginnings in 1804 to Federation, 1901. The theatrical style in which this journey is presented brings the site to life in an entertaining and informative way.
Afterwards, stroll amongst the collection of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then find your way back to where you started, the Commissariat Store, which is now home to the museum Courtyard Cafe.
Tours depart Monday to Friday at 1130.

Carpark Public Toilet

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