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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6323 3777
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Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting
Owner description: Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has enjoyed a long and proud tradition having... more » Owner description: 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’. « less
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Lockington Vic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic. The current WW1 display is awesome and so heart breaking! The kids section is sooo much fun...but don't let the kids know!! They will want to hog all your time there! The natural history section is well displayed with lots of information and the Blacksmith display is very good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours, meandering around the different exhibitions. There is a mix of classic and modern art, and some displays are changed regularly. Must do!

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our kids really enjoyed the hands on exhibition that was on offer while we were there. They learnt lots of exciting things.

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Tasmania
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent an enjoyable time at the QVMAG Inveresk. We particularly enjoyed the Hydro documentary about its history. Well done, it was an interesting and informative visit. I could see it would be a great place to visit with children with all the hands on displays for them to discover. Nice that its free too!

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Tasmania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I always love the Chinese joss house display, lovingly restored from the original. The changing displays were excellent. This was the Royal Park venue. The Inveresk venue also has good displays of some of the people who have made Launceston their home, migrants, farmers, refugees.

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Mackay, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Don't miss this one. Lots of interesting and exciting exhibitions. A great way to spent an afternoon. Indulge yourself in some of Tasmania's history and art

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Sacrifice and Shadows exhibition is fabulous and well worth spending a couple of hours at the museum. The exhibition commemorates the start of WW1 and takes an in depth look at the lives of local men and women who served. Make sure you pin a poppy on the remembrance wall and use their database to find your ancestor. The exhibition... More

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Brilliant tour today by Lesley who is a wealth of knowledge with respect to every piece and each artist, beautifully restored building !

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Both of the QVMag's location are worth a visit. The Art gallery in the Royal Park and the History and Social Museum at Inveresk are both interesting. Both places have a very good café coffee shop and also both places have a very good gift shop

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A surprisingly well appointed little country art gallery - apparently the first regional art gallery and museum in Australia. It won't take you a whole day to pour over the two floors, but it's well worth an afternoon visit (and free entry!)

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