Hobart Town Hall Underground Concourse

50 Macquarie Street, Hobart

No bookings required, just turn up!

Architect: Henry Hunter (1866)

Hidden beneath the grandeur of the historic Hobart Town Hall is a dark treasure known as ‘The Underground’. This basement space comprises a hallway and four sandstone rooms including the ex-constable’s room. At the height of its use, the rooms were connected by a tight staircase to the Town Hall Courtroom above. Go underground and explore this intimate cave-like space.

Open: Saturday 11 November 2023, 10 am – 4 pm


*  On Saturday, 11 November, Open House Hobart asks everyone to observe a minute silence at 11 am for Remembrance Day.



Building Types



Intact Interior

Architectural Period

Victorian (1851-1901)


History of Hobart


Level Changes

Uneven Surfaces

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