Narryna Heritage Museum
Narryna Heritage Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Narryna House & Garden offers a delightful retreat from the modern world. Step back into a 19th century, enjoy the old fashioned charm and take in the lovely spring garden. Why not bring a picnic? Australia's first folk museum (opened 1957) offers an array of collections including Huon pine furniture, portraits, domestic tools and equipment and costumes, Markree is one hundred years on (Arts & Craft movement)and only 200 metres down the road!! Check both houses out for $16!! What a bargain.
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Chris Roberts
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This historic merchants house is from the 1830s and the house displays items from the period with the rooms decked accordingly. The difference between the owners upstairs the servants was well explained.

If you are into your history it is worth a visit
Written 16 November 2023
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westy54
Sydney, Australia11,515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had often walked along Hampden Road past Narryna saying that at some stage we should visit. That time finally came and what a wonderful, informative visit it turned out to be. The cost of entry was $10 per adult, $8 for Concession holders and $5 for students.

We were met in the foyer of the house by one of the dedicated volunteers and given a brief informative rundown of its history, the layout of the house (with a self-guided handout describing various rooms) and its various exhibits.

The Georgian townhouse was built between 1835-1840 by Captain Andrew Haig, a merchant who also built some of the earliest warehouses on Salamanca Place. Unfortunately for him and his family he became bankrupt and had to vacate the property. Subsequently the house became the residence of various professional people before becoming a boarding house, a hospital and in 1955, a folk museum.

The house has been beautifully renovated and furnished with an amazing amount of period furniture and nick knacks. There are also collections of art, photographs, costumes, jewellery, scrimshaw and furniture etc.

On the day that we visited there was also a special exhibition of Charles Dicken's inspired curiosities.

The self-guided visit encompassed most of the rooms both upstairs and downstairs as well as out the back of the house. Don't miss the wonderful vegetable garden as well as the beautifully crafted grounds.

Well worth a visit.
Written 3 October 2023
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PeterLangston
Tamworth, Australia1,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I happened on Narryna, a Tasmanian government owned historical building. In the 1830's, the seafaring Captain Andrew Haig built this two storey home for his family, after previously building warehouses which faced Salamanca Place. It's wonderfully well preserved and one of the best presented historical house I have seen. The support staff on hand really knew their stuff and you'd have thought she was talking about ancestors. It was a family home for the vast majority of its life but was later a repatriation arm of the women's hospital which was once across the road. In one of the large rooms on the second floor, changing exhibitions are displayed - currently on women in whaling - giving the house greater flexibility. At $8 for seniors, this is a bargain.
Written 21 March 2023
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Lizzie C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This place is set up so beautifully, as a cross stitcher, I enjoyed seeing all the old samplers on the walls, it was a lovely surprise.
Written 13 March 2023
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Libby W
Adelaide, Australia258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We did the special tour and it was fabulous. Amazing to think of the experiences of convict women. Makes me grateful for what I have today.
Written 10 March 2023
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Gai H
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is a must see for anyone interested in Tasmania's colonial and convict history. The building is incredibly well presented that makes one feel that they are stepping back in history. And the ticket prices are more than reasonable. This is a much better place to visit for the experience and vale than Cascades Female Factory.
Written 10 February 2023
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Felicia O
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A real gem in Hobart. If you are interested in colonial and convict history this should be on the top of your list. Great value and beautifully presented. Don't miss it!
Written 9 February 2023
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Davita
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Very beautifully done with a mix of story and art behind glass as well as furnitured rooms that make you feel like you've gone back in time. To those of us used to European size museums, mansions, castles etc, it might feel quaint and a tad small scale. But that is exactly what early settlers life was like - making do with what little you have, in a time when Australia was still barely colonized. Makes you appreciate their efforts and resilience, as well as the immense wild and vastness of Australia then and now.

Very enthusiastic and helpful staff.
Written 17 January 2023
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Holly C
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Beautiful house, full of fascinating history.
We appreciated the lovely staff member who welcomed us in period dress.
We enjoyed the self guided tour around all the rooms.
Written 23 November 2022
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Amazing manatee
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A very informative and welcoming experience. Friendly staffs, ample time to explore each room with information cards for a self-guided tour. Knowledgeable staffs. Beautiful period house and garden. Joint ticket with Makree House just down the road. Interesting insight into the bygone era. Having visited many historic houses in other states, this house still provides new discoveries.
Written 15 October 2022
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