Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart

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  • 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
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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. 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Penitentiary Chapel

  • 59.93% of people who visit Hobart include Penitentiary Chapel in their plan

  • 61.14% 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

89.96% 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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Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart Reviews

  • 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.

  • Fantastic place! A really interesting tour and our guide Danny was just great. Well worth a visit, our three year old also loved it. Make the time to do it whilst in Hobart.

  • Great place to see while you are in Hobart. The tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable. There are several other interesting sites nearby, including Scots church which is only a block away.

  • 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!

  • Informative and interactive. A good way to spend an hour learning about historical buildings and events.

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