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Mona

655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6277 9900
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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. MONA FOMA 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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655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
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I tend to not be negative on my reviews, only if it was a bad experience. I cannot say that is the case as far as the staff, the building etc is concerned. The content in my opinion is limited in its description as art-...More

Thank Reinhardt K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Heard a lot about MONA over the years and finally had an opportunity to go. WOW. l am not much art person. Although I did like the exhibits. To me the architecture and building designs were the star. We took the ferry from Hobart, which...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow. The venue and views were amazing. The space spectator. The art was an acquired taste. Not to be critical but the exhibitions were very diverse and different and I would happily go back again. I think you must go see this attraction it’s very...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was only a five minute walk from the cruise port to the pier for the ferry to MONA. We were able to book our ferry tickets, admission and special exhibit to MONA all online before leaving the States for our Aus trip. Even the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A rolling stone gathers no moss. How true is this at this place? We were warned about what to expect and we spent 2.5hrs trying to understand the significance of MONA. Without getting into the semantics of what MONA is about the bottom line is...More

Thank JandPF
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In Hobart this is a must see destination and clearly has helped put Tasmania on the map. It is a short ferry ride to get there and as the museum structure comes into view there is a definite sense of theatre. The place is impressive...More

Thank Deborah T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I think it is a must see place on a visit to Hobart. My husband is usually bored to death by museums but he is still talking about MONA. We allowed 2 hours and it was plenty of time to view all the exhibitions

Thank AdelaideIsabel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One way or another you will either love or hate this museum. The audio/hand held devices took a bit of getting used to and i would urge you to ensure you have your reading glasses as there was not much audio mainly small print and...More

Thank chrisnjack
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great range of art for all ages Interesting and informative tour A reflection of the times in the fact that we now wander museums with earphones on and a glazed stare into an iPhone Very imaginative and colourful place Top it off with lunch at...More

Thank Tegan F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the staff were rude, some were amazing. When we arrived, little of no instruction of where to start. It looked like a building site, tradies everywhere Once we managed to find the entrance among the scaffolding all backpacks / bags / water bottles...More

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Si K
January 1, 2018|
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Response from Paul V | Reviewed this property |
Personally I wouldn’t take my children if they were this age. Some of the art is disturbing and not suitable for such an impressionable age. The ‘Museum of Everything’ is fantastic as one mentioned, however you need to use... More
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December 17, 2017|
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Response from CherryPehar | Reviewed this property |
You can do both without price doubling but ferry beats bus hands down The sightseeing on ferry is amazing and adds an extra adventure to the day A bus ride is a little ho hum If you go by ferry you can upgrade to Posh Pit... More
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Marie M
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Response from MelbourneDes | Reviewed this property |
on line didn't work. went to desk day before no problem finding r posh pit. due to holidays I would go to desk day days before just to have ticket in hand. but that is me. posh pit only a f you can down champagne in 20... More
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