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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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Plenty to see and do

Lots of things to see for both kids and adults. Make time to go if you have time to spare. There are two different locations, and the entry is free.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of things to see for both kids and adults. Make time to go if you have time to spare. There are two different locations, and the entry is free.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The museum (Invermay) and Art Gallery (city centre) is over two locations but well worth a visit to both. Both have a great café as well. The museum at Invermay is also next to the Tram museum which not only has a separate museum, but also runs a tram for a small fee - well worth a visit. Plenty to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited the Art Gallery. It is a traditional Art Gallery with some modern paintings but the glory of the gallery is the collection of C19th colonial paintings. Some wonderful John Glover oil landscapes and many portraits of C19th Launceston men and their families. There are some interesting Hugh Ramsay paintings and three lovely Tom Roberts' paintings, two tiny landscapes... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I visited the museum with my baby and 5 year old nephew. The museum is child and pram friendly. Parking is easy and cheaper than the central car parks. My nephew found the dinosaur and bicycle interactive screens fascinating. They're basic touch screens that allow children to learn more about the exhibits. His favourite no doubt was the phenomena factory.... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Absolutely brilliant! So much interesting, fun, interactive and informing displays and artworks. The Museum was incredible and so captivating that we were there for 3-4 hours looking and reading everything we could.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The building, The contents, The art work, The exhibitions and The staff all come together to make a visit to the QVM&A very worthwhile. If you have an hour or two or even more time, pop in, you will not be disappointed. AND NO FEE!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A really good museum. Something here for all the family. The collections are eclectic and interesting. The interactive sections are great fun.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Entry is free. We played with all the science stuff like little kids. Especially the whispering dishes! The Dinosaur skeletons were great. Brilliant afternoon.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We really enjoyed the exhibitions. Contemporary art exhibits were sensational. Displayed in expansive rooms with ample room to stand back and appreciate the works. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable. I urge visitors to Launceston to take the time to visit the gallery. We have so many talented artists that deserve to be recognised for their amazing ability to create something... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This gallery is well set out and the exhibitions were well curated. We hadn't planned to go to the gallery (as we had gone to Launceston for another reason), but we were very pleased we dropped in.

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Additional Information about Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6323 3777
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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