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Dunn Place | Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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WOW! WOW! WOW!

I grew up in Hobart and I suppose that I had learned much of the history of old Hobart Town... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Mike W
Highlight of the trip

I have family in Hobart and make the trip from California every few years. This year we decided to... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Lyndall J
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A theatrical journey amongst the first buildings of European settlement in Hobart that now form the location for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Your guide plays four different characters from Hobart's past, either men who worked in these buildings or helped build them, all of whom reveal secrets and relate stories from Hobart's convict beginnings. The most fun you will ever have learning history.
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Dunn Place | Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I grew up in Hobart and I suppose that I had learned much of the history of old Hobart Town, however, what I learned on this tour was really interesting. The gifted Colin Dean brings to life a side of Hobart's history that is not...More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thanks Mike.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I have family in Hobart and make the trip from California every few years. This year we decided to learn some history and do this tour. Colin made Hobart history fun. Each character was well researched, historically accurate and seamlessly fit into the storyline. I...More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for your review. It was a fun tour. Colin.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent! My mother has some difficulty walking but they made sensible caring alternatives. Very informative, fun, refreshing. Have recommended it to other Hobart friends.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I grew up in Tasmania but have lived overseas and on the mainland for the past 30 years. Nonetheless, I thought I had an above average knowledge of the history of Hobart. Colin’s tour taught me things I didn’t know in a thoroughly entertaining and...More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for the review Ian.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This was a great way to learn more about Hobart's past. Our family had an awesome entertaining and educational experience and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. I am glad I survived the tour with my boots still on :) .... Great show...More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank You for the review.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed having a performance style history museum tour. The characters are witty representations of Hobart's past. It's better than self-guiding, good value and informative. 😊

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this tour after doing a similar one a few years ago. The story was well acted and highly entertaining. You get to visit some interesting locations without walking too far. The actor’s passion for, and knowledge of the subject was evident....More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for the review

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I spent a great morning on this tour. He made history come alive and he has a great sense of humour. It is a very clever show and I leant heaps. It was really hard to believe one man played four characters. I would thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Really loved this tour which we found walking into the museum. It is entertaining , educational and fun, and well worth doing. Was the best tour we did in Hobart and strongly suggest.

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent listening and learning to Colin. This is both entertaining and educational, and strangely moving. If you do as Colin suggests and turn your imagination 'on' you truly can encounter characters and insights from the past. My partner and I...More

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Colin D, Owner at Settlement Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you very much for the review.

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ILoveDingoes
7 May 2018|
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Response from Colin D | Property representative |
Tours are normally 11.30am and 2pm Wed Thu Fri. There are often reasons that a tour can't be delivered however so it is always advisable to check the online booking site or call me about a specific date. 0418136440... More
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september1961
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Response from Colin D | Property representative |
Thankyou for your enquiry. The tour is at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which is a 5 minute stroll from the cruise terminal. Cost is $20 per ticket.
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