Image: Nina Hamilton

Built in 1845, this is the oldest synagogue in Australia and a rare example of Egyptian Revival architecture. Designed by former convict James Thomson the foundation stone was laid in 1843 and was consecrated in 1845, on 4 July. The synagogue still hosts services today.

Address: 59 Argyle St, Hobart

Open: 10 am - 3 pm Sunday 11 November 2018. NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

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, 11:15 am, 11:30 am, 11:45 am, 12:15 pm, 12:45 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 1:45 pm. NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

Building specs: Type: Synagogue. Year Built: 1845. Architect: James Thomson

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