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Parliament House, Hobart

Parliament House - Hobart, Australia
Parliament House
Salamanca Place, Hobart, TAS 7000Map
+61 3 6212 2230
Neighborhood: Salamanca
Overview

Originally designed by famous convict architect John Lee Archer as a customs house, this large sandstone two-story building was constructed using convict labor between 1835 and 1840. After self-governance was granted to Tasmania in 1856, the Parliament House building was modified to suit parliamentary use. The lower floor now houses a historical museum and interesting historical documents are available for viewing. Visitors should note the grand central entrance surmounted by a parapet with a pretty cornice and the stonework coat of arms and enjoy a walk amongst 150-year-old majestic oak trees. Please call for open hours and group bookings which are free.  

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