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Address: 655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6277 9900
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia's largest privately...

Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia's largest privately owned museum. It showcases owner David Walsh's collection, which includes more than 2000 artworks, antiquities and ethnographic pieces. The collection ranges from Egyptian funerary objects to some of the world's most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. Since opening in January 2011 it has welcomed more than 1.4 Million visitors. The 3.5 Ha site, just north of Hobart, also includes the Ether Building Function Centre, Moorilla winery and vineyard, Cellar Door, Wine Bar and Barrel Room, Void Bar, The Source Restaurant, a 63-seat cinema, the Mona Library and gallery, as well as eight contemporary accommodation pavilions.

Until 6 July, 2015, Biennale of Moving Images Hobart, 2015 - 18 new works by 20 of the world's best video artists under 40 years of age.

Amarna (2015) by James Turrell (born 1946 in Los Angeles, USA)- Amarna is one of a series of more than 80 Skyspace installations Turrell has built in high altitude and geographically isolated locations. MONA's work is the largest Skyspace to date and Turrell's southern-most installation. See MONA website for sequence times.

12 -22 June, 2015, Dark Mofo

Since Neolithic times, seasonal winter solstice rites have been held to face the darkness and bring back the light. Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - in Tasmania's winter festival Dark Mofo celebrates both ancient and contemporary mythologies, birth and death, fire and laser light - with some good music, art and food thrown in. The usual Mona obsessions, with a darker twist, in and around Hobart each June.



A summer festival of eclectic proportions: the Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art in Tasmania, Australia, is curated by Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) and brings a beguiling mixed-bag of music and art to the island state. From post-punk to avant-garde orchestras, inflatables, installations and performance art, MOFO sprawls unconventionally across Hobart each January.

Mona is open Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesdays) and operates from 10am - 5pm in winter, and 10am - 6pm throughout summer. Mona is currently on the winter operating hour schedule.

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Never heard of MONA before being in Hobart. No matter how sensitive or what you like or not like a visit yo MONA is an absolute must for any adult visiting Tasmania. Learned so... read more

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Never heard of MONA before being in Hobart. No matter how sensitive or what you like or not like a visit yo MONA is an absolute must for any adult visiting Tasmania. Learned so much during the three hour visit and could easily had spent a full day at this place filled with new and old art including great architecture.... More 

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This was our second visit to Mona. The first time I came away giving it the thumbs up but, nonetheless, a little perplexed. Perhaps that is a deliberate goal of the museum so another visit was always on the cards next time Tasmania beckoned. The second time I wasn't at all surprised by the collection; in fact I found it... More 

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Definitely worth a visit and the entry price! So much to see and do. I will definitely be back next time I visit Tas.

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This gallery is a must-see, the building alone is well worth the effort, the trip down on the ferry is beautiful, the exhibits are amazing, and remember this gallery was built by private funding (not a government). We loved it so much we are going again in December and taking the family. Come on - wake up Australia!!! realise how... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We cycled to MONA. It was a fabulous day! The museum is great for all the family. The children enjoyed it just as much as the adults. They loved being able to rate the pieces! We all loved it! We would definitely recommend this for families.

Thank MrsWilsonofOz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was curious due to the good reviews in TripAdvisor, but now I cannot understand how people can write good reviews about this place. There's not a single interesting experience in this museum. Too expensive for what it offers. Extremely pretentious and boring, I listened many of the audios, but not a single one was interesting. Too obvious and don't... More 

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Very hedonistic however interesting architecture and for a personal collection of art open to the public, mind blowing

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Firstly I was warned by lots of friends, I would either love this place or find it so so, for me it was so so. Stunning set up I will say and very well organised with the O system, loved the technology, but felt it did leave some pieces lost. Not a place I would take children, it is dark... More 

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Amazing place to visit for unconventional art seekers. For open minded people in order to be able to understand David Walsh crazy ideas

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Having read about this as an experience, I was looking for something to make me go wow and really draw me in. However, only one attraction came close and I won't give away which one, suffice to say you need to line up to see it. We are in our early seventies, but reasonably fit. Nevertheless, we found very few... More 

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