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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mona was OK... there were really cool things, but they were heavily overshadowed by two big negatives... let’s start with the cool things... Some of the interactive art was pretty cool, the landscape and buildings were stunning (especially Faro), and the food at Source was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are no words to explain this place except wow. If you are disabled make sure you contact them before arriving as there is only one main lift and if that is not working (like the day we went) it is very hard to get...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had heard a lot about MONA and its excentric founder so a recent rainy day in Hobart provided the perfect excuse to visit. If you are expecting a museum in the traditional sence, you will be disapointed. However you describe the building and its art,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have to admit my husband and I are not great fans of museums, as we don't appreciate modern art so much. But we were told this is a must see and 'different'. It's a bit outside of Hobart, so you either need to take...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing diversity, definitely something for everyone. We had two teenage boys in tow and they loved the tech/engineering work, even if they were not sure quite how to take some of the more radical displays.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere, the culture, the diverse art and experience were mind blowing , food and wine were a bonus , staff professional and helpful

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ultimately I'd have to say the museum itself didn't 'speak' to me. It's obviously not like any museum I've seen before, which was interesting to a point. But it didn't hold my attention or open any internal doors to wonderment and all that jazz. Taking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out, the trip up the river was great, the architecture of the building was excellent, as was the grounds, it's a party. Unfortunately modern art isn't my thing and it was awful looking at a 'trash & treasure market" without much treasure....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are not artistic but we do appreciate art in different forms and I like to visit museums when visiting a new place. There’s more misses than hits for us in terms of the exhibits and installations. The ferry ride was interesting, the structure of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look, who puts an amazing architectural structure dedicated to the arts in far away Tasmania. Well it is a wonder and as an architect I am a impressed and appreciate it, just look at how it is cut into the hill alone. I hope the...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
November 9, 2017|
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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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