The original 1870’s 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.
Image: Fiona McMullen
Address: 116 Cameron St, Launceston
Open: Pre-booked tours only, Saturday 8 September 2018.
Highlights: Working court rooms, holding cells.
Tours: Pre-booked tours only at 10am, 11am and 12noon. Bookings essential. Pram and wheelchair access only to sections of ground floor.
Building specs: Type: Court building. Built: 1870s.