Sneak peek inside city’s treasures
HOBART has some of the country’s most intriguing historical buildings, and a program this weekend is opening many of them to the public for a glimpse inside.
One of the oldest buildings in the state is the city’s Treasury Building, which forms part of the cluster of eight buildings known as the Treasury and Finance Complex.
Yesterday was the first time in recent history that the public has been invited to view the working offices.
More than 3000 people took up the opportunity to visit as part of Open House Hobart, with more expected today.
The program continues today with behind-the-scenes tours of 24 sites, including private residences, historic sites, places of worship and businesses.
“In the lead-up to the Government deciding what will happen to the complex, this weekend is the one chance for the public to see inside,” said program producer Jennifer Nichols.
Open House Hobart is the local version of a free global event that is now staged in more than 40 cities.