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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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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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A really interesting set up, tasty cheap cafe

I visited with 3 children and we spent several hours here. We didn't see it all as it's fairly big. I highly recommend the cafe as the food was pretty well priced and simple but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Launceston, Australia
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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with 3 children and we spent several hours here. We didn't see it all as it's fairly big. I highly recommend the cafe as the food was pretty well priced and simple but tasty. There is a planetarium there which is a paid event. I will go next time. War buffs will be interested in the upstairs war... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great permanent exhibition of trains, workshops, dinosaurs and natural history. Often have good traveling exhibitions too, perfect for families

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Thank TyEsler
St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Art Gallery only, but really enjoyed. The contemporary exhibits by Tasmanian and Australian artist on the first floor were particular interesting, while the permanent collection upstairs didn't capture my interest quite as much.

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Thank SSmithNL
Netherlands
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118 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only local artifacts, probably very important for locals. I was in and out in 10-15 min. Go to the other Queen Victoria Museum in other part of town !

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Thank zebra48
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite an interesting museum. Rather small compared to Melbourne Museum but still interesting exhibits. A good hands on section for children. The highlight for our family was the power generating Jaffa feeder, lol.

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Thank dazman_family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our young family (4 & 7 years) on a very wet day. Some of the exhibits in this museum are simply outstanding. Great kids 'hands on' displays & exhibits. The preserved blacksmith's shop is fascinating & most displays are well thought out. Some areas could use a few more items the kids could touch so parents can actually... More 

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Thank Cath C
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic to see this cultural institution remain free while putting on a first class display. Comparing it to some mainland museums it really shows how much resourcing is invested in this place. Exhibits are well-thought out and information is neither 'dumbed down' too much or so technical only an expert could decipher it. Love the emphasis on local history and... More 

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Thank 84dot2016
Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous spot to take the kids on a rainy day the science area keeping them entertained for an hour or two.

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Thank kim r
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 4 hours here, but could have spent longer. There is so much museum to see and it is all FREE! Well worth the visit. There is a carpark but all of Launceston has PAID parking so make sure you bring your coins to pay for your parking.

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Thank Robyn G
South Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum for little kids with so many interactive scientific displays. I was amazed that this is all on offer free of charge.

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