Penitentiary Chapel

Corner Brisbane and Campbell Streets, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000 Phone: 03) 6231 0911


The Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site in Hobart incorporates more than 160 years of Tasmanian penal history.Building a church above solitary confinement cells was Colonial Architect John Lee Archer's innovative solution to the need for both as Hobart's convict population continued to grow in the 1820's. From 1857 part of the Church housed the Tasmanian Supreme Court, while more recently it has been used as a Magistrate's Court.Tour the court rooms, tunnels, cells and gallows either by day or by flickering light on an evening tour.

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