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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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Great to see excellent contemporary Tasmanian artworks on display in main entrance gallery

This gallery is well set out and the exhibitions were well curated. We hadn't planned to go to the gallery (as we had gone to Launceston for another reason), but we were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This gallery is well set out and the exhibitions were well curated. We hadn't planned to go to the gallery (as we had gone to Launceston for another reason), but we were very pleased we dropped in.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are a history buff the Ww1exhibit will enthral you. It is a wonderful place for young or old. Well worth seeing. Excellent staff assistance if needed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I always seek out a museum in my travels because they usually have information on the place you are visiting. This museum is set in old railway workshops with displays that chronicle Launceston and Tasmanian railways as well the mining and steel industries. Tasmania's pioneering past is well catered for in a fascinating display on maritime history and children would... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A great museum to just stroll around amongst well laid out exhibitions that tell you the history of the local area through a number of facets, war, transport, sport and changing times. A 2 hour visit is a great investment.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

set in a historic building. We went to check out the special Boyd exhibition - the changing exhibitions here are great for a regional gallery. Of greatest interest is the upstairs permanent collection ranging back to colonial tasmanian artists - gives a potted insight into history.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The museum had some interesting and varied exhibits. We really enjoyed the planetarium show with an astronomer narrating it. He was interesting and was able to answer all of our questions about the night sky, etc. The Darwin movie was cheesy and kind of blurry.

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is do much here, the museum, the Hackers Space, staff who have a wealth of knowledge. The food at the cafe by the tramcar is fantastic. Plan to spend more than a few hours to get the most out of the experience.

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My 11 rolled her eyes at me... "Not a museum! Do we have to? Can I stay in the car?" My 9 & 6y olds were consequently hesitant but we all went in. We booked (fee for this bit) for a Planetarium show (about Natural Selection - different shows are offered at different times) then missed the show because all... More 

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Geelong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Free entry, helpful staff and very interesting. Has a café for a coffee or snack, hands on activities for children and of course - souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Better than hobart which is more like MONA. QVMAG has many hands on activities and a train exhibit it has a lovely dinosaur exhibit and is near the train museum. It has a coffee shop and play room for little ones. very good

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Additional Information about Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Address: Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6323 3777
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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