Hobart Synagogue

59 Argyle Street, Hobart, TAS

Sunday, Nov 15

Booking required


Architect: James Thomson

Designed by former convict James Thomson and completed in 1845, the Hobart Synagogue is one of the oldest in Australia. It’s also one of only a few remaining synagogues in the world built in the Egyptian Revival style and still hosts regular services for Tasmania’s Jewish community. Explore this unique building and learn about Hobart’s Jewish history, including stories of the convicts who once worshipped here.

Tour Times: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm

Duration: 50 min




Building Types

Intact Interior

Place of Worship

Architectural Period

Pre-separation Colonial (1836-1850)



History of Hobart


Level Changes

Stair Access Only

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