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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 15 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
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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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Melbourne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Well worth spending a few hours to get a feel for Launceston and Tasmania in general. The museum is in two parts the hip modern site by the old railway yards and the Queen Victoria Museum and art gallery in the city centre. The latter has a Chinese joss house which is still in use occasionally.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is in a seperate building from the art gallery. The museum is a fabulous old railway station and is full of fantastic stuff. Well worth a visit. The art gallery building is old and beautiful. I liked a few pieces but really just enjoyed the old building.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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10 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit for a few hours and found a delightful collection of pieces. This museum has it all from bones to trains to planes to astronomy and the list goes on. All housed in a fine old train factory. I would recommend anyone to visit.

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Launceston, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

there is a brilliant display at preset on ww1 not to be missed. the museum is broken into two separate buildings which are quite a distance apart but but both very different and both very worth a visit

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Launceston, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As a local I have visited the QVMA several times and highly recommend it to anyone, especially tourists. The Art Gallery has a local emphasis, showcasing the natural beauty and history of Tasmania. The Museum has an impressive range of exhibits, from local historical to universal. It is child friendly - my 9 yo grand daughter described her visit there... More 

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Bomaderry, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

liked the modern and mix of old exhibit's did not have time to visit art section. maybe next time. great dinosaur's still cant believe they roamed the same earth as we do, glad not at same time,

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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Being such a large regional gallery it has 2 locations. The Inveresk site at 2 Invermay Road has the Museum and the Art Gallery at 2 Wellington Street are both historical and culturally fabulous. Children love the museum and the art gallery has some fantastic Tasmanian items.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Loved the gallery, but with all the one way streets it's a challenge to get to by car, when you are unfamiliar with the road network and don't have a GPS. The museum on the other hand was easy to find, easy to park and easy to wander around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lovely to visit a gallery which is full of local exhibits. Fantastic knowledgeable and friendly staff, who all knew such a lot about their workplace

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a lovely afternoon at this museum. We recently went to the museum of Tasmania in Hobart and enjoyed QVMA so much more. So many hands on and interactive exhibits and enjoyable for all the family. A wonderful free day out.

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