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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 #2 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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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A small gallery with some gems, as well as a strong collection of local art that show something of the history of Launceston. There were some works by the most well known Australian artists like John Olson, Margaret Preston, and Lloyd Rees for those who must have names. I like the video of settlement, but I failed to get the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My 4 year old sons, drags me out the house all the time to take him to the museum. He loves the Phenomena factory especially the rocket exhibit (except he tries to imitate it at home!) The only downside is the early closing time. By the time I am able to bring him, your closing for the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The building is quite lovely, with a beautiful timber stairway (and a lift) It was launceston focused so elaborated an additional layer of understanding of the place.

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Hobart, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Queen Victoria Museum was very enjoyable for the whole family - and it's free entry! It is right up there in quality and experience with many (quite expensive) visits we have had to museums and science "hands on" centres across Australia and in Europe. The dinosaur display was brilliant, and being a smaller museum means you are quite close... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited Tassie recently and had 3 days in Launceston, we enjoyed the museum so much we came to go through it again and explore what we didnt the first time. The kids aged 2,10,12,15 all enjoyed different aspects of it. We ate in the cafe on day and service was great and food was fabulous. Definitely worth visiting (as... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Certainly surprised all the family especially one who did not want to go there. The kids had a wow of a time interacting with things and I went especially for the historic things of the area.

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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was free and interesting the day we were in Launceston it was raining so this was a perfect activity to keep us engaged and dry.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visited with 3 kids. It's a great museum with plenty of hands on exhibits for children. Also the shop is worth a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Helpful staff who helped guide us toward the World War One exhibit. Very well put together. The Phenomena factory was what we went for and it was pretty cool. Nice museum shop too.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We visited Launceston briefly on a trip around Tasmania, and had been told about QVMAG by some friends who had already visited. We all thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The kids loved the dinosaurs, the big wombat, and also the science experiments which they played with for a couple of hours. We had lunch in the cafe, which was lovely too.... More

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