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Hobart Convict Penitentiary

About Hobart Convict Penitentiary

Explore the dark, historic corners of Tasmania’s past. Uncover stories and secrets from over two centuries ago at Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site, a remnant of when this site was home to thousands upon thousands of convicts who’d been transported as punishment for their crimes. Built by John Lee Archer in 1830-1834, discover solitary confinement cells hidden beneath the chapel floor – remnants that tell tales almost too grim to contemplate. Plus, delve into convict transportation history with insight on what life must’ve been like within these prison walls around ten years later when it converted into Hobart Gaol connecting through gallows amongst other structures still present today!

Uncover a dark yet remarkable tale of justice and injustice right here in Hobart. Walk through the courts, labyrinthine tunnels, chapel, prison cells and gallows of the famous Convict Penitentiary to learn about historic tales surrounding crime and punishment – all guided by expert tour guides! Book your experience today for an unforgettable journey into our past.

Convict Penitentiary

What to do at Hobart Convict Penitentiary

Immerse yourself in the history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary with a guided tour that takes you through courts, chapel and tunnels for 90 minutes. Explore cells of solitary confinement as well as a witness where executions have taken place since 1857 at the gallows. In addition to this fascinating journey into times past, view Pandemonium – an exclusive film offering shown exclusively at the convict site‘s own chapel! Private bookings are also available alongside school tours or conference cocktail hours for those who seek more immersive experiences.

Step back in time and explore the chaotic yet captivating world of Van Diemen’s Land. Guided tours at Hobart Convict Penitentiary unlock access to rarely seen courtrooms, tunnels and its chapel – a space that will transport you more than 180 years into Tasmania’s convict past with ‘Pandemonium’ an immersive film experience projected four metres tall onto the walls around you. Relive stories from conviction through transportation for a unique insight into our ancestor’s journey told like never before Wednesday to Sunday at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm or 2:30 pm experiences.

Convict Place

One local company in Hobart that is involved in this tourist attraction;

Name: Excavation Hobart Experts

Address: 65-69 Letitia St, North Hobart TAS 7000

Telephone: (03) 6144 4087