Hobart Synagogue | Cancelled

Architect: James Thomson (1845)

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. The main facade features 24-pane windows with inclined reveals, decorated surrounds. The hipped roof has three projecting gables to the main facade. The central gable features a wide two-leaf entrance door with sidelights and a three-centred-arch fanlight.

Explore this unique building and learn about Hobart’s Jewish history, including stories of the convicts who once worshipped here.

Tours: This open has been cancelled, we apologies for any inconvenience.




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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