Now operating as a convention and function venue, this Launceston landmark was built in 1891 in classical Victorian style. Inside the Great Hall is the Brindley Air Organ, Australia's largest pre-1860 organ, and a cafe. Call ahead to see if you can have a look inside.

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2. Design Tasmania

0.08 MILES

This impressive design centre on the fringe of City Park incorporates an old church hall that now houses a shop specialising in handmade Tasmanian crafts,…

3. City Park


There's loads going on at this shady park. It's home to enormous oak and plane trees, an over-the-top Victorian fountain, a conservatory, a Victorian…

4. Boag’s Brewery

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James Boag’s beer has been brewed on William St since 1881. See the amber alchemy in action on 90-minute guided tours, which include a beer and cheese…

5. Holyman House

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Built in 1936, this building is a fine example of interwar architecture. Four levels of art deco detailing surround sundry private offices. The future…

6. Town Hall


Erected in 1864 and featuring soaring neoclassical columns. 'Progress with Prudence' says the coat of arms – duck inside to the council offices on…

7. Queen Victoria Museum


Inside the restored and reinvented Inveresk railway yards, QVMAG has the usual assembly of dinosaurs and stuffed animals, but they sit alongside historic…

8. Macquarie House

0.33 MILES

This 1830 warehouse is one of the city's oldest buildings. Plans have been approved by Launceston city council to restore it and house an innovation hub…