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Over 50,000 male convicts attended Hobart Convict Penitentiary between 1831 and 1853. Today, the chapel is a protected historical site. The penitentiary's complex of buildings containing the chapel also includes courtrooms, tunnels, solitary cells, and a refractory. The gallows in the execution yard, where 32 prisoners were hanged, were restored in the 1980s using original scaffolding. Volunteers conduct guided tours around the complex. Use our Hobart online attractions planner to visit Hobart Convict Penitentiary on your trip to Hobart, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Great place for historic information. Guides were excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend a visit. more »
This is arguably the best kept secret in Hobart. I think our guide was called Mark, he was amazing and brought the stories to life. Standing on the gallows hearing stories of hangman Solomon Blay was.... more »
Absolutely awesome! The tour guides are passionate and it really comes through during the tour. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but what lays beneath is a real historic treasure. Definitely better than Port Arthur.
We went here on a tour in the evening and it was really cool! And they have a working gallows which you don't see every day. It's very much still mostly intact and you can see what it would've been like at various time thru go arts history.
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