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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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QV Museum

Well set out museum with something for everyone. A little Tasmania history with transport displays, Tasmania Tiger, ship wrecks and convicts. Great display of native birds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Ulverstone, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Was looking forward to the visited but left disappointed. In the interactive section have of the attractions were in repair or simply not working. Outside the working display sheds were closed and no longer open for general inspection. The museum exhibits were good and it is easy to get about.

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Stanley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Well set out museum with something for everyone. A little Tasmania history with transport displays, Tasmania Tiger, ship wrecks and convicts. Great display of native birds, animals and reptiles and the prehistoric as well. Then there is WW1 displays and movie reels. This all in one area but with plenty of space to view and move around. There is a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A wonderful museum hidden in Inveresk across the North Esk River. Lots to see including dinosaur bones and interesting historical facts and artefacts. Pleasantly surprised. Well worth the visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The layout of this museum makes it easy and pleasant to navigate. The museum shop is especially good.

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France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were somewhat unsure of what we would find but it was easy to park and easy to hop the free Tiger bus from there. The first modern section was rather lost on us but once we got into the main section we were delighted with the range of exhibits. Excellent artefacts from Port Arthur, fascinating natural history and a... More 

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

More suited to young people. Displays don't seem to change. The Phenomena Factory has some interesting activities but waiting times can be tedious.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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