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.
Address: 59 Argyle St, Hobart
Open: Tours Sunday 10 November
Highlights: One of the few remaining synagogues in the world built in the Egyptian Revival style, features hard benches used by Jewish convicts.
Tours: 10.15 am, 10.45 am, 11.45 am, 12.15 pm, 12.45 pm, 1.15 pm and 1.45 pm
Building specs: Type: Synagogue. Year Built: 1845. Architect: James Thomson