General Post Office

9 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, enter via Macquarie Street

Saturday, Nov 13

Booking required

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Architect: Alan C Walker (1906)

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2021

Based on the design of London’s Big Ben, Hobart’s GPO was one of the first public buildings to open in Tasmania after Federation. The building’s foundation stone was laid in 1901 by the Duke of Cornwall and York (the future King George V), with construction completed in 1905. After the Commonwealth took over the project and refused to pay for bells for the clock tower, a public subscription raised £1,465 to complete the building’s tower before it opened in 1906. Explore the four-storey tower and rooftop of this landmark building and see the impressive inner workings of the city’s official clock.

Pre-booked Tours: 10 am, 10.20 am, 10.40 am, 11 am, 11.20 am, 11.40 am, 12 noon, 12.20 pm, 12.40 pm, 1.10 pm, 1.30 pm, 1.50 pm, 2.10 pm, 2.30 pm and 2.50 pm.

Duration: 45 minutes

Access: This tour is NOT suitable for children. Steep stair access only, please wear closed toe sturdy shoes.

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2021

Location

Building Types

Commercial

Cultural

Intact Interior

Roof Design

Spectacular Views

Architectural Period

Federation/Edwardian (1902-1918)

Features

Architectural Design

Heritage

History of Hobart

Accessibilities

Level Changes

Stair Access Only

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