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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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Mackay, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great collection of Colonial art from the earliest Australian artists depicting the environment before widespread urbanisation.

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Woollamia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited the Queen Victoria Museum and Art gallery on a sunny sunday afternoon. There are lovely grounds and ample parking. The museum is small but has a lot of attractions from art displays, to a thorough collection of both local and state exhibits. The adjoining rail yards was a highlight for me as they are so well preserved especially... More

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Scottsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Used to go to the Queen Vic years ago to visit the dinosaurs and the Chinese display. Good to see the work that has been done has enhanced the place, the Chinese collection was great. We went when there was a display of political cartoons on and this was a quite interesting display. The blue and white china exhibit was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wow, we spent the whole afternoon here with our teens - they loved it! It catered for a whole combination of everyone's likes: local history, art, sculpture and kids science activities that you might see at somewhere like Questacon.

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Vientiane, Laos
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This Art Gallery, located in the park, was a real treat. The creation of beautiful indigenous shell necklaces, the matchbox collection, the early Chinese temple and the wonderful samples from collections around Tasmania were a real credit to the curator/s...but the stand out winner for me was Joan Ross's installation "BBQ This Sunday, BYO 2011." In all, this gallery was... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As Always a treat to go to the art gallery , and again not disappointed , this is a lovely gallery and well worth seeing

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It was quite a cold winters day when we decided to pay this museum a visit. My son was especially looking forward to seeing the train exhibits. Unfortunately the temperature inside the sheds containing the exhibits was below what was comfortable even with thick coats and gloves on! You could see your breath and felt colder than it was outside.... More

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