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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6323 3777
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting
Description: Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum...
Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has enjoyed a long and proud tradition having celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011. Today it has two key Launceston sites: the 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk which houses the natural science and history collections; and its 1891 Royal Park building on Wellington Street which was officially opened to the public as a dedicated Art Gallery last year. At Inveresk you’ll find our extensive permanent exhibitions Tasmanian onnections, Transforming the Island, hands-on science in the Phenomena Factory, Replay>> Sporting Life in Tasmania and the Heritage Trail. In addition there are a range of special exhibitions and our regular facilities including the Museum Shop, auditorium and café. As if Inveresk is not enough, there is even more at Royal Park. Make sure you visit both sites to really experience all that QVMAG has ‘On show’.
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Lanueston Museum

A better museum than the one in Hobart. You have a history of Hobart, a display dedicated to the First Worl War and a Tram Way Museum and Planetarium. The Plaentarium is worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A better museum than the one in Hobart. You have a history of Hobart, a display dedicated to the First Worl War and a Tram Way Museum and Planetarium. The Plaentarium is worth looking at as you will learn alot about astronomy. Planetarium and Tram Way Museum incur fees, but the rest is free.

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Elanora, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A laid-back open display and a lot on offer here. We found that the displays were well spaced and the staff were helpful

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Glossop, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We loved both the museum and art gallery. The cafe was excellent in both locations. well worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have no idea what the others are talking about but I found the whole place great and entertaining . The staff was helpful and very caring to us . We also had lunch there and was surprised how cheap and nice the food was . The staff was very nice and the food was filling and worth every cent... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a few hours to kill in Launcestion and I suggested to my wife that we go and check out the ANZAC 100th anniversary exhibition at QVMAG so off we went. It is an excellent exhibition with collections of war memorabilia provided by various Launceston families as well as the Museums own pieces. It was at times very confronting... More 

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Narre Warren, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Can not believe that such a great museum was free. We stopped here expecting to spend about an hour and walked out 4 hours later with only seeing half of it.

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Wodonga, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The museum side of it on Invermay was fun as well as being informative with all ages being able to understand the information put forward to the public. A few of the displays were out of order which was a bit unfortunate but overall the experience was fun.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Free entry and such a wonderful display - we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Nothing to dislike whatsoever.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I liked everything! So much history e.g. ANZACs, fantastic exhibits, e.g. animals, birds, Tasmanian Tiger history, dinosaurs, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fantastic for singles and families. Always something to look at. I adore the interactive displays (fun factory ??)

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