Hobart Magistrates Court
23-25 Liverpool Street, Hobart
BOOKINGS OPEN AT 10 AM ON THURSDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2023
Architects: Unknown (1909), Crawford Wegman Shurman Architects (1995)
Situated inside the former Blundstone Boot Factory, the Magistrates Court retains parts of the original façade and internal features, and makes a significant contribution to the historic streetscape. The building was redesigned in the 1990s to become the postmodern-styled courthouse we know today. The redesign features secure corridors connecting the Court with the Hobart Reception Prison next door, to allow the secure transfer of defendants in custody between the Court and the Prison. The original section of the building is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register.
Tours: Saturday 11 November 2023, 10 am and 11.05* am
Duration: 1 hour
Note: Photography is allowed in the public foyer and in some parts of court rooms only (excludes the area behind the magistrate’s bench). No photography is allowed in secure corridors, magistrates chambers area or in in the registry offices.
Note: Due to security requirements, this tour requires the full name of each attendee. Please provide on booking.
* On Saturday, 11 November, Open House Hobart asks everyone to observe a minute silence at 11 am for Remembrance Day.
Late Twentieth Century (1961-2000)
History of Hobart
Stair Access Only
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