The neo-classical Town Hall built in the 1860s is now home to the City of Launceston council and chambers. Said to be designed by Peter Mills, a prolific Launceston architect, it is rumoured that he only came on board once the drawings were already complete. The building holds a rich tapestry of Launceston’s history, and has seen numerous building additions, as well as a fire. Find out more about this iconic building from staff who know all the ins-and-outs, along with stories from aldermen, who will be accompanying tours.

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Address: 18-28 St John St, Launceston

Open: Pre-booked tours only: 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, Saturday 7 September

Highlights: Neo-classical, Italianate architecture, historical records.

Tours: Pre-booked tours only at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm (30 min tours). Bookings essential.

Building specs: Type: Council chambers. Built: 1860s.

Access details: Stair access to upper floors only. Wheelchair and pram access to majority of building


Peter Mills & Horace Bennett

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