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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6323 3777
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting
Owner description: Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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’.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

fantastic art gallery, was overly impressed with the collection of art on display. great building with open spaces perfect for viewing. very helpful staff and wide range of items at gift store.

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This Gallery is really nice and open and light. It has a really good collection of Tasmanian art and artists to suit many tastes. I really enjoyed it. HOWEVER. There is no parking! You will need to walk several blocks to get there. City parking is limited and expensive. If you have people with you who have limited mobility -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

really interesting stuff and not overcrowded, nice way to spend a few hours. The building is very pretty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A top class gallery and small museum. Wide range of exhibits. Old building adds character. Enjoy 1 to several hours here. On site cafe ideal for refreshments and a spacious and well equipped kids room connected.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I visited by Museum but did not have time to get to the Art Gallery. There were several amazing exhibitions on when I visited, but I particularly enjoyed the WW1 exhibition in the main hall. It was incredibly well done and very moving, with different accounts of the war from different people, from soldiers and nurses to those left at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I am surprised to see a reviewer say this place was not child friendly. Our three (aged 6, 8, 14) really enjoyed it and we spent most of the day there. There is a real variety of things to do from a hands-on science area like a small Questacon to a planetarium and associated movie, an exhibition on WW1 and... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Came for lunch at Railway Kitchen though we didn't end up going because of the lacking menu. However, QVMAG (free entry) was filled with interactive activities that were fun and kept my 6 year old hungry moody cousin happy. There were heaps of kids enjoying the place. Great museum section that adults can enjoy too.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was the school graduates' exhibit, which was excellent, as well as a selection of Austrlian contemporary art, which gelled nicely with the Pop to Popism exhibit on at the NSW Art Gallery which I had seen jsut a short time before. Very nice building and gallery layout, in fact one of the more pleasant ones I have seen anywhere.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A wonderful experience for any age with beautiful artworks.Lovely pottery and a nice kiosk to have a cuppa and think about what you have seen

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a great place to visit,, and a huge bonus is its free entry,, with the exception of a couple of displays. I especially enjoyed the display on the early settlers,, with lots of parts that have been brought up from the ship that sank. Lots of other things to see there also. Well worth visiting. And also,, the cafe... More 

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