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Great day out

Had the most interesting and enjoyable half day at this Australian National Trust property. Super... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Interesting and well maintained but bit expensive

Interesting NT house to visit. Provided some good information into the development of Tasmania. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This beautifully preserved 19th-century whaling captain's elegant homestead is just 8 minutes' drive from the Hobart CBD (en route to MONA). Now dedicated to marine conservation, the house has a rich collection of artefacts related to the maritime...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
61 Bay Rd | New Town, Hobart, Tasmania 7008, Australia
+61 3 6278 1269
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most interesting and enjoyable half day at this Australian National Trust property. Super (although now small) garden, but highlight was guided tour by one of the volunteer guides. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the house it made it come to life....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marj47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting NT house to visit. Provided some good information into the development of Tasmania. The history on the three families that have lived at the property was fascinating. Quite a lot of original furnishings. Advertised as only option to visit is by guided tour on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Three families owned this amazing house and grounds before offering it to the National Trust about 50 years ago. The National Trust has then set about returning it to the grand home and gardens to what it once was with various furnishings and fittings it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vicki E
Reviewed 16 September 2018

What a surprise. I'm not sure what I was imagining but it well exceeded my expectations. Definitely take a guided tour, the guides are so knowledgeable and I'm sure you'll find out so much more than on a self-guided tour. It's small but gorgeous, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Runnymede is a great display of the history of Hobart. The museum is beautifully displayed and the staff friendly. Great location to visit if you want a real snapshot of Hobart's past.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lemonlousie
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Wasn't open on Friday 10th August 2018 despite this site and sign on gate saying it was. Don't have time or inclination to go back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I enjoyed this visit. The guide spoke at great length (more than my companion was able to cope with) but I gained a real sense of life in the time that the house was built and a sense of the changes that have happened in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank NavadaShepp
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Though we arrived late in the day, we were made to feel very welcome and given the choice of a wander around or a guided tour. We chose the guided tour as we were short of time and wanted to get the most out of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank clare572018
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

It was an afternoon well spent. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the house. Volunteer Ian did a wonderful job in telling the stories and history of the house, explaining some of the ingenious designs of the well preserved artefacts. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank VivianC609
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We had a lovely time on a guided tour of Runnymede. So interesting to see how people lived 100 years ago. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Linda056
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Pam Y
3 November 2016|
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Response from GemmaW97 | Property representative |
Runnymede has a dedicated parking lot next to the house and you are welcome to park there and come in through the gate.
28 October 2016|
Response from GemmaW97 | Property representative |
Runnymede is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 4pm and on Sunday's from 12 noon to 4 pm.You are welcome to visit during these hours and can have a guided tour as well. If coming by bus from Hobart GPO take bus 560 and ask... More