Our volunteers are delighted to offer tours of the Hobart Synagogue. Curious visitors worldwide and local join us to learn about the remarkable history and current status of our congregation, and to view the unique architecture and artefacts in the 1845 building.

General tour information

  • On the Tour Booking Form below, you may join an existing tour already scheduled, or request a new tour.
  • Our volunteer guides require 48 hours advance notice for a new tour request.
  • There is no fixed charge for tours given to individuals, small groups or school tours.
    • However, your donation to the congregation will be invited and received with gratitude.  We will also gladly accept money in your local currency.
  • Tours are available from 10 am and there are no tours on Shabbat or on Jewish holidays.
  • Tours last approximately an hour.
  • We’re very happy to accommodate school tours to meet curricular requirements.
  • Parking is limited to paid street parking in the vicinity (subject to availability) or paid carparks that are a few blocks away. There are no spots available right outside the Synagogue. If you must drive, it is best to give sufficient time for parking. More information on location, and a map.

 Tour booking form

Mobile Phone Number (only if accessible on day of tour)

Please select an existing tour to join, or an alternative option.
If possible, please select an existing tour to join.
We are unable to run more than one tour a day (except for school tours).

Please click the box above to choose an available date.
Our volunteers need 48 hour notice for a new tour.
Please do not submit this form if you want a new tour within 48 hours, as unfortunately we will not be able to fulfil your request.
We will do our best to accommodate your proposed date and time.

Tour details

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The history of Jews in Hobart from the beginning of European settlement to the present.
  • The architecture of the building, including an opportunity to see many of its features, most of which are original.
  • A number of artefacts including an original ticket to the opening in 1845, and our convict benches.
  • The significance of the synagogue’s location.
  • A discussion on the origins of the Czech scroll that is on display in the synagogue.

If you’d like to read independent reviews of our tours, the TripAdvisor page for the Hobart Synagogue has many reviews left by previous tour attendees.

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