Launceston opens doors to the public

OPENING ITS DOORS: Glasgow Engineering will open up its doors as a part of the Rotary Club event. Picture: Paul Scambler

OPENING ITS DOORS: Glasgow Engineering will open up its doors as a part of the Rotary Club event. Picture: Paul Scambler

Eighteen iconic Launceston buildings will open their doors to the public on Sunday thanks to the Rotary Club of Launceston’s Open Door event.

The ticketed event allows locals to explore landmark Launceston buildings that are not usually inhabited by the general public.

The event was first organised by the Rotary club in 2005 after a member saw a similar concept in a European city.

The event is making its return after a four-year hiatus.

Launceston Town Hall, the Magistrates Court, Macquarie House, Glasgow Engineering and Launceston Fire Station are just a sample of the 18 properties which will open its doors to Launcestonians for the event.

“While most people usually want to avoid a visit to these buildings, they are quite fascinating and significant to Launceston,” event co-organiser Sonia Smith said.

“A highlight of the tour at the Launceston Magistrates Court will be a visit to the secure prisoner access tunnel that leads to the Launceston Remand Centre.”

Participating properties will open their doors between 10am and 5pm.

Tickets are available on the door of each building, and cost $15 for adults.

Visit Rotarylaunceston.org.au for all venues.

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