Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart
Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Brisbane and Campbell Sts., Hobart City, Hobart, TAS 7000
Ticket Price: 12 AUD
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 02:30 pm Details
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About Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart
The Penitentiary Chapel was built for the male convicts of the prison and goal adjacent to the chapel. The entire premises still contains all of its original property- the chapel, court rooms, solitary confinement cells, prison cells, tunnels and execution grounds. The only way to see the Penitentiary Chapel is through guided tours. If you’re enamored by the haunting tales told to you by the guides, you could sign up for a night time tour of the Chapel that is said to have paranormal sightings and occurrences.
Penitentiary Chapel Ticket Prices
- $25 Family, including 2 Adults and Children under 16
- $12 Adult
- $10 All Concessions- (On presentation of card)Pensioner, Seniors Card holders and Students, Auto Club cards, YHA, Hobart Red Bus passengers
- $5 Child (under 5 free)
- National Trust Members- No charge
- Companion Card- No charge
- Ghost tour A$15
Penitentiary Chapel Opening and Closing Hours
- Since the tour timings are pre-determined, plan your day keeping in mind the tour timings.
- The night time ghost tour requires pre-booking.
- Timings: Sunday to Friday- Tours start 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm.
- Saturday- Tours start 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm only
How To reach Penitentiary Chapel by Public Transport
- 181 Elizabeth St (Bus Stop)
Restaurants Near Penitentiary Chapel
- Ocean Child Inn (Australian food served)
- Alley Cat Bar
- Tasman Quartermasters (Australian food served)
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Penitentiary Chapel Sightseeing Tours
Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart Reviews - Write a Review
Absolutely fantastic tour - I would recommend it to everyone. At the beginning of the tour, our volunteer guide Merilyn gave us a brief history and showed us the outside of the buildings, and I was quite disappointed because I thought that we weren't going to be able to go inside the existing buildings. However, she quickly led us inside - what an amazing experience. While a lot of the complex was demolished a long time ago, what still exists is really interesting, and the only way to access it is through the guided tours (included in the entry fee). Make sure to look up on their website what times they run! The tour was also fantastic value, only $12 for concession. The tours run for 90 minutes, which flew by!
I love history. If you like learning about Hobart's history go on the tour. You will experience: the old court rooms, the cells, the tunnels linking them all and The gallows are still in working order!
Very interesting history, excellent tour guide. Front staff could be more polite and more knowledgeable.
Really enjoyed this tour. Fascinating history of change as Hobart evolved
Great story teller but only worth it if you have enough time to spare. If you don't give it a miss. It was quite interesting hearing the guide's interpretation of the history about the former prison site and Hobart. If you're in the area and after some local history then give it a try. We were led through underground tunnels between the court rooms and cells. We stood at the place where prisoners were hanged, learned about how court cases were held and sanitation at the time. Not a must do but a an addition to your general knowledge. Also recommend if you need to fill time or in bad weather.