Launceston Supreme Court

116 Cameron St, Launceston, lutruwita (Tasmania)

Saturday, Aug 28

Booking required

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BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

The original 1870s building was the homestead known as Straun House, which has experienced many iterations such as a hospital and nurses quarters, and since 1929, has housed the Launceston Supreme Court. Join supreme court judges, and architect Mike Wilkinson, on a unique guided tour of the highest court in the state, which includes underground tunnels and prisoner cells! This is an intriguing look backstage at Tasmania’s judicial system.

Note: photography is not permitted in some areas including: secure corridors, magistrates chambers area or in in the registry offices.

Highlights: Working court rooms, holding cells

Building Specs: Type: court building. Built: 1870s

Pre-booked Tours: 9 am and 10 am

Duration: 50 minutes

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

Location

Launceston

Building Types

Government

Workplace

Architectural Period

Victorian (1851-1901)

Features

Heritage

History of Launceston

Accessibilities

Pram Friendly

Wheelchair Friendly

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