Architects: John Lee Archer, JC Victor, Richard Turton, Roger Kelsal (1814)
Anglesea Barracks is one of Australia’s most significant historical military precincts. It includes the Guard House, Military Hospital, the two-storey Soldiers’ Barracks, Drill Hall and Military Gaol, many of which were designed by colonial architect John Lee Archer.
With buildings made of convict brick and local sandstone dating back to 1814, The Barracks is the oldest military barracks still in use in Australia and includes the country’s only nineteenth-century military prison.
On this tour you will wind your way through the Barracks and explore the rich military history hidden within the sandstone and convict brick.
Open House is an annual architecture program that opens some of Tasmania’s most unique buildings to the public, including private homes and historic buildings across lutruwita Tasmania. We acknowledge that Open House takes place on the land of the traditional owners of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pay respects to the palawa people, Tasmanian Aboriginal Community and to Elders - past, present and emerging.
For detail of the full Open House Hobart 2023 program, head to openhousehobart.org
Bookings open 10 am Thursday 19 October 2023. Tickets are free but are also limited and in high demand – if you are unable to attend please cancel your ticket via booking link or contact the Open House Hobart team: firstname.lastname@example.org