Penitentiary Chapel

Currently Open [Closes at 02:30 pm]
  • Address: Brisbane and Campbell Sts., Hobart City, Hobart, TAS 7000, Australia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 02:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-362310911
  • Ticket Price: 12 AUD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

Penitentiary Chapel - Review

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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hobart itinerary 3 days.

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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TripHobo Highlights for Penitentiary Chapel

  • Penitentiary Chapel Address: Brisbane and Campbell Sts., Hobart City, Hobart, TAS 7000, Australia
  • Penitentiary Chapel Contact Number: +61-362310911
  • Penitentiary Chapel Timing: 10:00 am - 02:30 pm
  • Penitentiary Chapel Price: 12 AUD
  • Best time to visit Penitentiary Chapel(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Penitentiary Chapel: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Penitentiary Chapel

  • 95% of people who visit Hobart include Penitentiary Chapel in their plan

  • 63.11% of people start their Penitentiary Chapel visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Penitentiary Chapel

Monday, Thursday and Friday

90.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Penitentiary Chapel

People normally club together Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Maritime Museum Of Tasmania while planning their visit to Penitentiary Chapel.

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  • Visited here on a whim as I had a bit of spare time in Hobart. The reception was so so and the waiting room was freezing. But our tour guide made up for it. He was so enthusiastic and got everyone involved in the tour, even international people who weren't as up on the convict history of Australia. The building is a bit dilapidated but there is work in progress and I found the tour really interesting. I would recommend checking it out if you have the time and are interested in history. Great job Sebastian keep up the good work!

  • This ghost tour was very informative and our tour guide was great but didn't feel anything or see anything

  • After reading the reviews and doing the tour I am 100% sure that the actual tour guide was sick, we just had the most terrible tour at this place. $20 per person, not enough space for everyone to sit in the room so we had to stand, we only got half of what the guy said cause the group was way too big for the small space and he kept looking the other way so we couldn’t understand a word. We then entered the chambers in small groups because the group was too big but he would only explain to the first group what the purpose of the chamber was. So most of the time we walked into a room but had no idea what it was.Tour guide knew some dates and facts but the way he did the tour was just awkward, he kept forgetting what he wanted to say, didn’t seem very familiar with the building. Waste of money and time!

  • Loved it. Tony was very informative and funny. A really great tour.

  • Well worth a visit. Very well run and our tour guide Angela was awesome. she was knowledgeable and had a genuine passion about this place. This place explains the history of the building, the convicts and what happened after the convict era. A must visit, if you are interested in the history of convicts in Australia.

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