Sneak peek in­side city’s trea­sures

Sunday Tasmanian - - News - SU­SAN OONG

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.

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