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Address: 655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6277 9900
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 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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A gallery like no other

I can totally understand that people will either love and loath Mona. It's a place designed to do that - challenge convention with art that ranges from modern masters to what... read more

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The museum mainly features new art. You desend 4 stories and walk up. There is an elevator. The museum is mainly underground so it is generally dark. There are some interactive exhibits. I enjoyed the one where your movements control a light show. There is some sexual content...the wall of vaginas. All and all this is a museum you will... More 

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We took the ferry here which was a lovely but very windy ride. The deck had some quirky chairs/sheeps to sit on with gorgeous views. The museum itself is all underground which was fascinating. Most of the exhibits were intriguing, but the one that stayed with me the most was Ryoji Ikeda's 'supersymmetry' exhibition. Would definitely recommend to check this... More 

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I also go to museums when travelling just to experience it but often get bored (quickly) but I just loved my whole outing to MONA,via the ferry. It was just A+. I've had the best afternoon and am on an absolute high. I was told MONA was a must visit and I would say exactly to the same to anybody... More 

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We visited this gallery upon recommendation from a few local friends. As a 29YO couple who arent into this 'scene' at all, we could appreciate the fantastic architecture, and the time & effort that has gone into building this querky gallery...BUT that is all we liked about it. The gallery is full of utterly obscure "art pieces" (I use the... More 

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I can totally understand that people will either love and loath Mona. It's a place designed to do that - challenge convention with art that ranges from modern masters to what could be could almost be called science experiments and then from live exhibitions to in-your-face nudity. That's what makes it unique and why it's a gallery that certainly punches... More 

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Bad! I know that art is very personal, but this is purely not art - it is a mishmash of what the designer calls "art" but nowhere in my book can this be labeled anything but trash! The building is oddly unique and, directly after the entry, there is a very good "water wall" which actually spells words in water... More 

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Great value for locals - they get free entry! Certainly an eclectic mix of art works. Lovely building making good use of technology with little iPods and head sets. Worth a visit.

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The trip by boat is a must-do, but the last ferry leaves before sunset & optimum viewing of the James Turrell light installation 'Amarna'. Maybe arrange to arrive by boat & return by bus after sunset. Even if you don't appreciate the art, the building housing this art is a must see & awe inspiring. The cafe in the museum... More 

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It's not for everyone but a must see if you're there I suppose. Glad I didn't have to pay to get in, and my 7yr was bored with most of it. Lots of dark areas, and it's easy to lose people you are with! Not a lot of parking onsite but you can park on the main road which isn't... More 

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Had a great week in Tassie only ruined by a trip to pretentious MONA just before flying back to Sydney. It's like some giant depressing experiment designed to shock with dirge- like Muzak pumping in the background. Managed to survive the exhibition floors and had a great beer. Apart from the gorgeous whether it was truly the only highlight. Need... More 

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