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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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Love the painting

I like the painting. The founder of Launceston and their stories. Good facilities with the cafe in it. Helpful staff. It will be great if they add more of historical stuff in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Devonport, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I like the painting. The founder of Launceston and their stories. Good facilities with the cafe in it. Helpful staff. It will be great if they add more of historical stuff in the museum.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was a surprising "find". Weren't going to go in. Amazing volume of items on display. Especially enjoyed the different animal species. No fee to get in, but a donation is asked for. Very interesting place.

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Ballarat, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

When I first entered the museum I was amazed with the volume of items on display, from the historical vehicles, to the different animal species, including dinosaur bones. This is a must-visit for those who want to see and feel the past and share it with the future generations. We must pass on the knowledge we learn from these museums... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The gallery includes a school student section which is impressive. The museum has many hands on interactive exhibits that are fascinating. The shop has unusual items like fossils that are reasonably priced. A great experience.

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Melbourne
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140 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Its worth walking to this museum passing interstingplaces and a reconstructed levy system, arriving at the old train yards and new cultural precinct. Theatre several dedicated spaces illustrating different aspects of what is important in the development of Tasmania and Tamar region. You can get your rocks off with geological displays, skeletons from several dinosaurs that have retired from parliament,... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We really enjoyed both the museum and the gallery. They are very different but the gallery appealed to us - we just missed bus-load of students. The museum is very cool though as well, with a diverse series of exhibits.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place - situated amongst disused Tram Depot ...as are studios, playground, restaurant and vintage Tram. The displays we saw were very well done - history plus emotive subjects ... WW1 display was very moving; As was the shipwreck story of The Sydney Cove in 1797 on a Tasmanian island. The special exhibition ...Paper Garments For The... More 

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Marion, Arkansas, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very entertaining and informative way to spend a couple of hours. The Tasmanian animal exhibit is really interesting, as are the dinosaur skeletons. Do try the interactive exhibits as well. Also check out the tram museum.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

walked around here while the girls were shopping one day a very well put together story on the 1st world war and a facinating collection of dinosaurs. i could not stop playing in the science section great fun even for older people of the public

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Malvern, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

The museum is imaginatively set up, with plenty of interactive exhibits & sections for kids. The highlight for me was the World War 1 exhibit on the mezzanine level. Evocative, well researched displays personalised the war experience. There was a section on medical & nursing care, & a fascinating piece of newsreel footage. Staff were polite & helpful, & the... More 

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