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.
Address: 18-28 St John St, Launceston
Open: Pre-booked tours only, Saturday 8 September.
Highlights: Neo-classical, Italianate architecture, historical records.
Tours: Pre-booked tours only at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm (30 min tours). Bookings essential. Wheelchair and pram access to majority of building.
Building specs: Type: Council chambers. Built: 1860s. Architect: Peter Mills & Horace Bennett