Runnymede, Hobart

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  • Runnymede is a country estate now surrounded by the city. A National Trust property supported by lots of volunteers, the property is exceptionally well maintained with a lovely garden. The property ha...  more »
  • Runnymede is a beautifully kept historic home, staffed by knowledgeable docents who have some great stories to tell about the former inhabitants. Lovely furniture, lots of history, and pleasant ground...  more »
  • Amazing greats and fabulous part of Hobart's history. Please take care when visiting - the venue closes down for business in July and August  more »
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  • Incredible old place, a legit part of Hobart's history
  • Amazing tour given by Sharon. What a gem!
  • As Chairman of the National Trust I want to encourage you to experience the rich history and architecture of Runnymede. Originally constructed in the mid 1830s by Robert Pitcairn who was a leading advocate in Hobart and who's bust graces the entry to the Supreme Court to this day. It then became the home of the Nixon family, in the 1850s, Nixon being the first Anglican Bishop in Tasmania. Subsequently it became the base for the Bayley family - late 19th Century whalers. Today it provides a wide range of maritime themes related to whaling and through the Trust's relationship with the Sea Shepherd organisation a small museum to today's protectors of these magnificent mammals.

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