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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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Fantastic place for kids

My 7 year old son had a ball at the phenomena factory. What an amazing place and a fun way for the kids to learn more about science!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

My 7 year old son had a ball at the phenomena factory. What an amazing place and a fun way for the kids to learn more about science!

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Devonport, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wonderful free attraction for people of all ages. Children loved the interactive displays, both inside and out. Fun, interesting and a great way to spend a few hours exploring and enjoying this Museum. Would return in a heartbeat.

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Hobart, Australia
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40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The museum is probably one of the smallest ones that I have been to in the world, but, nevertheless it was jammed packed full of history and displays. On the top floor it was dedicated to World War 1. You entered a darkened room and watched the screens, then deafening gunfire and explosions went off (to give you a first-hand... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
95 helpful votes 95 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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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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