Open House Hobart is an annual architecture program that opens some of Tasmania’s most unique and interesting buildings to the public

So what exactly is it?

Open House is an free annual architecture program that opens some of Tasmania’s most unique and interesting buildings to the public, including private homes and historic buildings in Hobart (nipaluna) and Launceston. We acknowledge that Open House takes place on the land of the traditional owners of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pay respects to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community and to Elders – past, present and emerging.

Open House invites you to be a tourist in your own city. Get out your camera and photograph the buildings and spaces you walk past every day; take a peek at how others live, work and play; and see how the city’s infrastructure works. Look up, look inside, climb a bell tower or descend into a basement, and take in the incredible views from different vantage points around town.

“Open House is the sum of our contributors – building owners, organisations, volunteers – all of who get behind the program to share places and spaces in a truly equitable way”

How does it work?

This year, all buildings, walking tours and events have limited by capacity. Follow the links in each listing to book – but don’t worry, the majority of the event is free to attend! In the spirit of generosity, please be thoughtful when making bookings, and be realistic about what you are able to attend, as we don’t want others to miss out! If something crops up (we know life happens) and you are no longer able to attend your booked building or event, please cancel your booking online so that someone else is able to join. We want as many people as possible to be able to experience all that Open House Hobart has to offer.

If you miss out on a physical building tour, walking tour or event, never fear – we’re running a number of virtual tours this year! This will allow our friends across the world the opportunity to tune in and see a little bit of Hobart!

While you make your way around the city, share your Instagram snaps with the world by using the hashtag #oh_hobart and you’ll go in the running to win some great Tasmanian loot.

Go on, take a look – you’re gonna love it!

See. Snap. Share. Win.

Share your pics of your favourite places and the stories that go with them on Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtags #oh_hobart and #oh_launceston to enter this year’s photo competition. Stay tuned for a host of prizes.